Transfusion and Transplantation Science

Paperback | September 28, 2012

EditorRobin Knight

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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series is written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approachesthat lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Alongside volumes exploring specific biomedical themes and related laboratory diagnosis, anoverarching Biomedical Science Practice volume gives a grounding in the professional and experimental skills with which any Biomedical Scientist must be equipped.The series:* Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine* Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession* Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine* Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical contextThe science of transfusion and transplantation demands a multifaceted understanding of immunology, haematology, and genetics from the biomedical scientist. Transfusion and Transplantation Science coherently synthesises the essential concepts of these subjects and presents them within the practicalframework of the hospital banking and transplantation centre, thereby furnishing the reader with the knowledge and skills required to specialize in this discipline.Beginning with an overview of potential immune responses to transfusion and transplantation, the text goes on to explain the aetiology behind these responses with a view to the prediction, diagnosis, and mitigation of adverse effects on the patient. It then outlines issues of quality, but alsoregulatory and legal concerns, that need to be considered when collecting, preparing, and storing products for transfusion or transplantation.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Transfusion and Transplantation Science features:For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book, available to downloadFor students:* An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples* Self-assessment modules to help you to check and reinforce understanding of the basic science introduced in each volume* Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice

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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease w...

Robin Knight is former Head of the National Blood Service's Red Cell Immunohaematology division. During his 44 years of experience in clinical laboratories, 35 have largely been in blood transfusion in both hospitals, large and small, and the National Blood Service. For many years Robin was actively engaged in lecturing on HNC, BSc and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:September 28, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199533288

ISBN - 13:9780199533282

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Table of Contents

1. Robin Knight: Basic Immunology2. Malcolm Needs: Human Erythrocyte Antigens: Blood groups3. Lionel Mohabir: Donors and Donations: Collection and processing4. Lionel Mohabir: Blood Donation Testing5. Karen Madgwick and Bill Chaffe: Clinical Use of Blood Components6. Carol Cantwell and Tony Davies: Blood Transfusion: Compatibility testing and adverse effects7. Robin Knight: Immune Red Cell Destruction8. Bridget Montague: Human Leucocyte Antigens [HLA] and their Clinical Significance9. Geoff Lucas: Human Platelet Antigens [HPA], Human Neutrophile Antigens [HNA], and their Clinical Significance10. Robert Walters: Stem Cell Banking11. Richard Lomas: Tissue and Bone Banking12. John Barker and Joan Jones: Quality Issues