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Immunological Effects of Blood Transfusion

1st Edition

By Dharam P. Singal

CRC Press

204 pages

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Hardback: 9780849347900
pub: 1994-12-08

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This concise monograph examines the novel and distinct feature of blood transfusion (BT). It critically reviews the areas of major concern to the public and scientific/medical community. Topics include:

  • Transmission of disease(s) from the blood donor to the recipient and the transfusion-induced alloimmunization of the recipient

  • BT-induced immunomodulatory effects, both beneficial and deleterious

  • Beneficial effects in clinical organ transplantation and in treatment of women with unexplained recurrent abortions

  • Adverse effects of BT in patients undergoing curative surgery for different types of cancer and in patients at risk for bacterial infections

  • Deleterious effects of BT on enhanced tumor growth and infections in experimental animals

  • Attempts by a number of investigators to treat autoimmune diseases by BT in humans and in experimental animals

  • Mechanism(s) of the BT effect from various perspectives, including the component of blood, host factors, and hypotheses for beneficial and damaging effects
  • Table of Contents


    Transfusion-Acquired Infections, G.N. Vyas

    Transfusion-Induced Alloimmunization, J. Freedman and J.W. Semple

    Blood Transfusion Effects in Organ Transplantation, J.C. Cicciarelli and Y. Iwaki

    Allogeneic Leukocyte Immunization: Treatment for Unexplained Recurrent Miscarriage, S. Daya

    Blood Transfusion and Cancer: Clinical Studies, J.J. Rusthoven

    Blood Transfusion and Bacterial Infections: Clinical Studies, P.I. Tartter

    Blood Transfusion, Tumor-Growth, and Infection in Experimental Animals, D.P. Singal

    Blood Transfusion and Disease, D.P. Singal

    Mechanisms of the Blood Transfusion Effect, D.P. Singal


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Hematology
    MEDICAL / Immunology