Describes the immunological aspects of blood transfusion medicine, examining the immuno-chemistry of blood group antigens, the immune destruction of cells, correlations between blood groups and disease, and the effect transfusion-induced retroviral infection has on immune response.
Table of Contents
"Immunochemistry of Antigens on Erythrocytes, Leukocytes, and Platelets Carbohydrate-Associated Blood Group Antigens: The ABO, H/Se, and Lewis Loci, John B. Lowe Glycophorins: Structures and Antigens, Dominique Blanchard and Wolfgang Dahr Sialic Acid-Dependent Red Blood Cell Antigens, Dieter Roelcke Erythrocyte Blood Group Antigens Associated with Phosphatidylinositol Glycan-Linked Proteins, Marilyn J. Telen The Rh Blood Groups, Peter D. Issitt Platelet and Neutrophil Alloantigens: Their Nature and Role in Immune-Mediated Cytopenias, A. E. G. Kr. von dem Borne, S. Simsek, C. E. van der Schoot, and R. Goldschmeding Cellular and Molecular Biology of Senescent Cell Antigen, Marguerite M. B. Kay Associations of Blood Groups with Disease Do Blood Groups Have a Biological Role?, George Garratty Associations of Red Blood Cell Membrane Abnormalities with Blood Group Phenotype, Marion E. Reid Association of Blood Group Antigens with Immunologically Important Proteins, Joann M. Moulds Use of Hematopoietic Cells and Markers for the Detection and Quantitation of Human In Vivo Somatic Mutation, Stephen G. Grant and Ronald H. Jensen Red Cell Antibodies Immunological and Physicochemical Nature of Antigen-Antibody Interactions, Carel J. van Oss Monoclonal Antibodies to Human Red Blood Cell Blood Group Antigens, Marion L. Scott and Douglas Voak Structural Analyses of Red Blood Cell Autoantibodies, Don L. Siegel and Leslie E. Silberstein Immune Destruction of Cells Complement in Transfusion Medicine, John Freedman and John W. Semple Macrophage-Mediated Cell Destruction, Peter Horsewood and John G. Kelton Cellular Immunoassays and Their Use for Predicting the Clinical Significance of Antibodies, Barbara Zupanska Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, George Garratty Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemia, George Garratty Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, John M. Bowman Alloimmune Refractoriness to Transfused Platelets, Sherrill J. Slichter The Effect of Transfusion on the Immune Response Transfusion-Induced Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Kathleen Sazama and Paul V. Holland Retroviral Infections and the Immune Response, Harry E. Prince "
". . .its conceptual approach and unique format will make it very popular. "
". . .a valuable summary of the theoretical side of blood transfusion and immunology. "
"The beauty of this book is the fresh light it sheds on old transfusion issues. . .. . . .this book is a fine investment for those who want to stay as current in transfusion medicine as a textbook allows. "
---The New England Journal of Medicine