1st Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine for the Small Animal Practitioner

By Bernard Feldman Copyright 2004
    110 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    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.

    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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    Bernard Feldman