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1st Edition

Blood Safety and Surveillance

Edited By

Jeanne Linden

ISBN 9780824702632
Published January 9, 2001 by CRC Press
632 Pages

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Book Description

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.
  • Table of Contents


    Impact of Blood Donor Screening Procedures on Transfusion Safety,
    Steven Kleinman

    Immunological Complications

    Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions,
    Elizabeth J. Kicklighter and Harvey G. Klein
    Other Reactions and Alloimmunization,
    Christopher J. Gresens and Paul V. Holland
    Managing Error for System Improvement,
    Harold S. Kaplan and James B. Battles
    Graft-Versus-Host Disease,
    Iain J. Webb and Kenneth C. Anderson
    Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury,
    Mark A. Popovsky
    Clinical Effects of the Immunomodulation Associated with Allogeneic Blood Transfusion,
    José O. Bordin and Morris A. Blajchman

    Infectious Complications


    Overview of Infectious Disease,
    Roger Y. Dodd
    Blood Donor Screening and Supplemental Testing: Principles, Procedures, and Consequences,
    Jay E. Valinsky

    Bacterial Infection

    Bacterial Contamination,
    Laura L. Spinelli and Mark E. Brecher

    Viral Infections

    HIV and Blood Transfusion,
    Celso Bianco and Maria Rios
    Hepatitis Viruses and Blood Transfusion,
    Alfred M. Prince
    Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus,
    Maria Rios and Celso Bianco
    Transfusion-Acquired Cytomegalovirus Infection: Approaching Resolution,
    Gary E. Tegtmeier


    Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Other Human Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, and Transfusion of Blood and Blood Products,
    Celso Bianco
    The Protozoan Parasites-Malaria and Chagas' Disease,
    Silvano Wendel
    Tickborne Infections,
    Ritchard G. Cable and Jonathan Trouern-Trend

    Strategies to Reduce Risk

    Surveillance for Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases,
    Mary E. Chamberland and Rima F. Khabbaz
    Alternatives to Allogeneic Blood and Strategies to Avoid Transfusion,
    Lawrence T. Goodnough
    Anne B. McDonald and Walter H. Dzik
    Viral Inactivation,
    Bernard Horowitz and Ehud Ben-Hur
    The Role of Quality in Blood Safety,
    Lucia M. Berte and David E. Nevalainen
    Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Risk-Reduction Strategies,
    James P. AuBuchon
    Red Blood Cell Substitutes,
    Zbigniew M. Szczepiorkowski and Christopher P. Stowell
    Professional Standards and Voluntary Accreditation,
    Jay E. Menitove and Hillary V. Schaeffler
    The Role of Federal Regulation in Blood Safety,
    Jay S. Epstein and Mary Gustafson

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    …an excellent book….should be in the possession of every hematologist and physician with an interest in transfusion of blood.
    "-The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists