This book gives the essentials of current transfusion practices in a readily accessible form. It gives guidance on proper use of blood and blood products (including immunoglobulin and coagulation preparations), the attendant adverse reactions and their management, transfusion in special situations, neonatal transfusion and other related topics. It also gives the essential theoretical background to provide an understanding of the subject. This book is intended for junior medical staff who are requesting and administering blood and blood products, but will be of use to all clinicians.
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Authors and affiliations
1.East of Scotland Blood Transfusion ServiceNinewells HospitalDundeeScotland