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Modern Blood Banking & Transfusion Practices, Fifth Edition

Denise M. Harmening, Ph.D MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)

ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1248-8
ISBN-10: 0-8036-1248-6

543 pp. 380 ill. Hard cover.
©2005 Available now.
List Price $93.00 - Special Student Price $68.00 plus shipping

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The 5th Edition of Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices continues to set the standard for developing a working knowledge of modern routine blood banking. Building from a review of the basic science to the how and why of clinical practice, this text is thorough guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices.


  • More than 500 illustrations, tables, and boxes helping the reader to master difficult concepts, including those not routinely illustrated in other texts
  • Comprehensive full-color step-by-step photographs illustrate ABO forward and reverse grouping procedures
  • New section on transfusion for transplantation
  • Procedural appendices at the end of select chapters for quick reference
  • New chapter on "Concepts in Molecular Biology" to introduce students to nucleic acid techniques
  • Medicolegal and ethical aspects of providing blood collection and transfusion services, unique to this book
  • The latest information on hepatitis, HIV, and AIDS
  • Case histories giving a behind-the-scenes picture
  • Complete coverage of all blood group systems
  • Information on quality assurance and informational systems in the blood bank
  • Summary charts at the end of each chapter highlight concepts and information important in clinical settings
  • An Antigen-Antibody Characteristic Chart on the inside covers of the book provides easy access to the vast amount of information related to the blood group systems

Table of Contents

  • 1. Red Cell and Platelet Preservation: Historical Perspectives, Review of Metabolism, and Current Trends
  • 2. Basic Genetics for Blood Bankers
  • 3. Fundamentals of Immunology for Blood Bankers
  • 4. Concepts in Molecular Biology
  • 5. The Antiglobulin Test
  • 6. The ABO Blood Group System
  • 7. The Rh Blood Group System
  • 8. The Lewis System and the Biological Significance
  • 9. Other Major Blood Group Systems
  • 10. The Red Cell Surface Antigen Terminology and Miscellaneous Blood Groups
  • 11. Donor Screening and Component Preparation
  • 12. Detection and Identification of Antibodies
  • 13. Pretransfusion Compatibility Testing
  • 14. Orientation to the Modern Blood Bank Laboratory
  • 15. Alternative Technologies and Automation in Routine Blood Bank Testing
  • 16. Transfusion Therapy and Transfusion Transplantation
  • 17. Apheresis
  • 18. Adverse Effects of Blood Transfusion
  • 19. Transfusion-Transmitted Diseases
  • 20. Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn and Fetus
  • 21. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemias
  • 22. The HLA System
  • 23. Parentage Testing
  • 24. Quality Management in the Blood Bank
  • 25. Transfusion Safety and Federal Regulatory Requirements
  • 26. Informational Systems in the Blood Bank
  • 27. Medicolegal and Ethical Aspects of Providing Blood Collection Transfusion Services
  • 28. Appendix: Polyagglutination

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