Blood conservation has moved up the political and medical agenda. What was once a backwater of research is now a high priority area for doctors, patients and even governments as evidenced by national directives issued over recent years. HIV, Hepatitis and new agents such as West Nile Virus and Variant CJD have created anxiety among providers and recipients of blood transfusions.
Topics include: practicalities and tips - how to do it; the laboratory perspective – how we do it; setting up a cell salvage service; the role of the transfusion specialist; surgical and anaesthetic techniques to reduce blood transfusion; legal aspects and risk management; managing patients who refuse transfusion; audit and education.
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