The Handbook of Transfusion Medicine is a valuable resource for anyone who transfuses blood products and derivatives. It is an up-to-date, easy-to-read, comprehensive manual, textbook, and reference. The Handbook's clinical approach makes it effective for use by all practitioners, including those in surgery, anesthesia, pediatrics, hematology, and oncology, as well as by the transfusion medicine specialist. With its breadth of information, concise, clear writing style, and attention to relevant technical detail, it is both an excellent starting point and an ongoing resource for medical and technical students and for medical, pediatric, and pathology residents and fellows. Sections Include: * Blood collection and testing * Blood component description * Preparation and usage * Red blood cell antigens and antibodies * Specialized component processing * Specialized transfusion situations * Transfusion-transmitted diseases * Transfusion reactions * Infectious complications of transfusion * Therapeutic apheresis and quality * Acute bleeding and massive transfusion * Transfusion of the patient with a coagulopathy * Transfusion of obstetrics, pediatric, immunocompromised, and platelet refractory patients * Up-to-date references to all aspects of transfusion medicineHillyer, Christopher is the author of 'Handbook of Transfusion Medicine' with ISBN 9780123487759 and ISBN 0123487757.