As with other volumes in the Diagnostic Standards of Care series, Transfusion Medicine focuses specifically on understanding potential problems and sources of error in management of the blood bank and transfusion, how to anticipate and avoid such problems, and how to manage them if they occur. The discussions are concise, practical, specific, and problem-based so the book directly addresses the situations and issues faced by the clinical pathologist or other manager or staff member of the blood bank team. Discussion of each problem is augmented by a case discussion giving a real-world example of how the issue can occur and how it can be effectively dealt with by the manager. The goal is to support the pathologist, manager or technologist in providing the highest possible quality of care and effective, timely consultation to the clinical staff.
1. Neonatal/pediatric/obstetric transfusion; 2. Adult transfusion; 3. Immunohematology
and serology; 4. Apheresis; 5. Transfusion reactions; 6. Quality assurance/quality
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About the Editors
Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, Assistant Dean for Program Development, Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine, Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Garrett S. Booth, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Pampee S. Young, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Director Transfusion Service; all of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Michael Laposata, Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pathology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Pathologist in Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital.