Blood Safety and Surveillance

1st Edition

Jeanne Linden

CRC Press
Published January 9, 2001
Reference - 632 Pages
ISBN 9780824702632 - CAT# DK1556


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Presenting the most up-to-date and authoritative reference on the risks and risk-prevention strategies of blood transfusions, Blood Safety and Surveillance compiles a breadth of information on the reactions, immunological complications, and potential for disease transmission related to blood transfusions in a broad context.

Combines numerous resources to become the ideal, multifaceted one-stop handbook!
Balancing medical concerns with in-depth scientific research, Blood Safety and Surveillance
  • describes a host of reactions and potential sources of infection in blood transfusions
  • considers common and rare transmissible diseases around the world, such as the human immunodeficiency, hepatitis, and human T-lymphotropic viruses
  • reviews parasitic and tickborne diseases, including a description of the transmission of babesiosis
  • studies alternatives to allogenic blood
  • examines cost- and time-effective techniques for reducing transfusion risks
  • elaborates on the latest red blood cell substitutes
  • targets preventable errors and accidents related to transfusions and the role of public health agencies in monitoring and regulating procedures
  • and more!
    Written by nearly 40 expert contributors and containing almost 2000 literature references, tables, drawings, and photographs, Blood Safety and Surveillance immeasurably improves the arsenal of knowledge of hematologists, infectious disease specialists, blood bank personnel, intensive and critical care physicians, internists, public health officials, health care managers, and medical school students in these disciplines.
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