AABB’s most popular book is a must-have resource for newcomers and seasoned professionals alike. In its 28 chapters and 100+ methods/appendices, the entire spectrum of blood collection and transfusion is addressed in detail: quality and regulatory issues, donor eligibility, component preparation, blood groups, antigen/antibody testing, clinical transfusion practice (including special patients and situations), and transfusion outcomes. Additionally, this edition captures the late-breaking changes in donor deferrals made by the FDA just before publication. Other updates to the manual include:
- Expanded PBM chapter.
- Critical update to discussion of massive transfusion.
- Emphasis on blood group antigen nomenclature.
- Added depth to relevant transfusion-transmitted diseases.
- Enhanced discussion of molecular testing.
Also new to this edition is online posting of the methods and appendices. More and more readers are becoming comfortable consulting digital resources; accordingly, the content (methods, appendices) of the USB flash card that was part of the printed edition is now online. An access code is printed in the book for easy, repeated reference and customization.
Edited by: Claudia S. Cohn, MD, PhD; Meghan Delaney, DO, MPH; Susan T. Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB; and Louis M. Katz, MD