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Practical Transfusion Medicine for the Small Animal Practitioner

1st Edition

By Bernard Feldman

Teton NewMedia

110 pages

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Paperback: 9781893441040
pub: 2004-01-01
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This guide to laboratory procedure in transfusions for dogs and cats provides easily accessible, clinical information regarding the collection, storage, and use of blood and blood products in the small animal patient. It includes step-by-step procedures for the separation of whole blood into components, along with a “how to” for establishing a community-based blood bank for dogs and cats. The immunologic and genetic principles are presented clearly for the practitioners and laboratorians who handle blood and blood products for the treatment of selected cancers and bleeding disorders in small animals. A practical section discusses the guidelines for Biosafety and Quality Assurance for a transfusion service.

Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.

Table of Contents

Section1 Creation of a Community

Based Blood Bank


Some Helpful Hints

Owner Recruitment

Owner and Donor Attributes

Basic Equipment Needs for Blood

Collection, Processing and Storage

Section 2 Blood Collection Systems,

Processing, Storage

and Shipment

Anticoagulants and Preservatives

Blood Collection Systems

Blood Product Overview

Blood Collection Systems and

Pre-Processing Guidelines

Preparation of Fresh Whole Blood

Preparation of Red Cells and

Fresh Frozen Plasma

Preparation of Cryoprecipitated

Anti-Hemophilic Factor and

Cryo-Poor Plasma

Preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma

Short Draw and Decreasing the

Amount of Anticoagulant Preservative

Purchasing and Receiving Blood Products

from Outside Sources

Preparing Blood Products for Shipment

Section3 Clinical Considerations in

Transfusion Practice

The Crossmatch

Blood Transfusion Guidelines

Blood Substitutes: Alternatives to

Blood and Blood Products

Compatible IV Solutions

Blood Administration Sets

Adverse Effects of Blood Transfusion

Section4 Biosafety

Laboratory Safety

Quality Assurance


Inventory Management

Section5 Methods

Preparation of Fresh Whole Blood

Preparation of Red Cells and

Fresh Frozen Plasma

Preparation of Cryoprecipitate and

Cryoprecipitate-Poor Plasma

Preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma

Crossmatch Procedure

Washed Cell Suspension

Reaction Grading

Saline Replacement Procedure

Warming Whole Blood, Red Cells or

Thawing FFP, Cryo or Cryo-Poor Plasma

Centrifuge Calibration

Appendix 1 Manufacturers

of Blood Collection Bags

Appendix 2 Organizations

with Veterinary Blood Bank



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal