Ever since the discovery of blood types early in the last century, transfusion medicine has evolved at a breakneck pace. This second edition of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine is exactly what you need to keep up. It combines scientific foundations with today's most practical approaches to the specialty. From blood collection and storage to testing and transfusing blood components, and finally cellular engineering, you'll find coverage here that's second to none. New advances in molecular genetics and the scientific mechanisms underlying the field are also covered, with an emphasis on the clinical implications for treatment. Whether you're new to the field or an old pro, this book belongs in your reference library.
Discusses current clinical controversies, providing an arena for the discussion of sensitive topics.
Covers the constantly changing approaches to stem cell transplantation and brings you the latest information on this controversial topic.
Integrates scientific foundations with clinical relevance to more clearly explain the science and its application to clinical practice.
Highlights advances in the use of blood products and new methods of disease treatment while providing the most up-to-date information on these fast-moving topics
By Christopher D. Hillyer, MD, Director, Transfusion Medicine Program; Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; Leslie E. Silberstein, MD, Director, Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, And Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Pathology (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Paul M. Ness, MD, Director, Transfusion Medicine Division, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Professor, Pathology, Medicine, and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, Chief, Division of Hematologic Neoplasia; Director, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Kraft Family Professor of Medicine, Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; and John D. Roback, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine Program; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
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