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Transfusion Immunology and Medicine

1st Edition

By Carel J. van Oss

CRC Press

480 pages

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Hardback: 9780824796402
pub: 1995-01-27
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Based on the proceedings of the International Convocation on Immunology held recently at the State University of New York at Buffalo, this up-to-date resource provides a state-of-the-art examination of blood transfusion practice and its future possibilities.

Explains the immunological effects of blood transfusion as well as its immunological and microbiological hazards and offers potential remedies!



…a very good addition to the library of anyone who wishes to possess a contemporary tome at the advanced level for reference, to aid in the review or development of research projects, to benchmark one's standards of practice, or to develop a greater personal depth and breadth of knowledge in these topic.


Table of Contents

The Ernest Witebsky Memorial Lecture

Red but Not Dead: Not a Hapless Sac of Hemoglobin, T.J. Greenwalt

Infectious Agents and Their Removal from Blood and Blood Components

Viral Contamination of Blood Components and Approaches for Reduction of Infectivity, R.Y. Dodd

Reducing the Infectivity of Blood Components-What we Have Learned, L.I. Friedman, R.R. Stromberg, and S.J. Wagner

Photodynamic Virus Inactivation of Blood Components, H. Mohr, B. Lambrecht, and A. Selz

Leukocyte Filtration Mechanisms: Factors Influencing the Removal of Infectious Agents from Red Cell Concentrates, I. Steneker, R.N.I. Pietersz, and H.W. Reesink

Use of Leukodepletion Filters for the Removal of Bacteria, W. Dzik

Transfusion-Transmitted Cytomegalovirus Infection, R.A. Bowden

Testing for Infectious Agents

Existing Problems in the Testing for Infectious Diseases, K. Sazama

Testing Blood Donors for HIV: Current Controversies, M.P. Busch

Hepatitis Testing, C. Bianco

Bacterial Contamination of Blood Products and the Value of Pre-tranfusion Testing, M.A. Blajchman


What is Important on the Red Blood Cell Surface, P. Tippett

Functional Factors in the Red Cell Membrane: Interactions Between the Membrane and Its Underlying Skeleton, D.J. Anstee, N.J. Hemming, and M.J.A. Tanner

Hot Spots in the Red Cell Membrane: Molecular Aspects of Some Red Cell Antigens, G. Daniels

Blood Group Antigens as Tumor Markers, Parasitic/Bacterial/Viral Receptors, and Their Association with Immunologically Important Proteins, G. Garratty

The Role of the Lymphocyte in an Immune Response, K. Balakrishman and L.E. Adams

Neutrophil Antigens, from Bench to Bedside, A.E.G. Kr. Von dem Borne, M. de Haas, D. Roos, C.H.E. Homburg, and C.E. van der Schoot

Anti-idiotypes to HLA and Their Role in Transplantation, E. Reed

Immunological Effects of Blood Transfusion

Immunologic Effects of Blood Transfusion, P.I. Tartter

Transfusion Reactions: The Changing Priorities, H. Perkins

Blood Transfusion, Blood Storage, and Immunomodulation, M.S. Mincheff and H.T. Meryman

The Tumor Growth-Promoting Effect of Allogeneic Blood Transfusions, M.A. Blajchman and J.O. Bordin

The Rose of Cytokines in Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions, R.D. Davenport

The Rose of Cykines and Adhesive Molecules in Febrile Non-hemolytic Transfusion Reactions, E.L. Snyder

Neonatal Anemia: Pathophysiology and Treatment, R.G. Strauss

Quality of Platelet Concentrates, J.D. Sweeney, S. Holme, and A. Heaton

The Quality of Red Blood Cells, W.A.L. Heaton

Growth Factors and Cord Blood Stem and Progenitor Cells, H.E. Broxmeyer

The Development and Use of Oxygen-Carrying Blood Substitutes, R.A. Dracker

Novel Cellular Therapies, H.G. Klein

Transfusion Strategies

Transfusion Strategies: Opportunities for Improvement, J.E. Menitove

Transfusion-Associated Graft-Versus-Host Disease and the Irradiation of Blood Components, R.J. Davey

Autologous Blood Transfusion: Evaluation of an Alternative Strategy in Reducing Exposure to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion, S. Qutaishat

Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Form - Method - Characteristics, R.A. Draker

Uses of Intravenous Gammaglobulin in Immune Hematologic Disease, J.B. Bussel and T.P. Szatrowski

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Hematology