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Blood Safety

A Guide to Monitoring and Responding to Potential New Threats

  • Hua Shan
  • Roger Y. Dodd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Recent Progress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans L. Zaaijer
      Pages 17-34
    3. Anne Wiles, Judie Leach Bennett, Dana Devine
      Pages 35-52
    4. Brian Custer
      Pages 53-81
    5. Philip Kiely
      Pages 83-122
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Mrigender Virk, Hua Shan
      Pages 125-142
    3. Patricia Hewitt, Robert Will
      Pages 143-155
    4. Roger Y. Dodd
      Pages 157-161
    5. Luiz Amorim
      Pages 163-186
  4. Current Concerns

  5. International Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Jose Ramiro Cruz, Rene Berrios Cruz, Jorge Duque Rodríguez, Silvina Kuperman
      Pages 225-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


This book offers a concise yet comprehensive overview on critical issues in monitoring and responding to new microbial threats to blood safety. It provides information on the current concerns and mechanisms for monitoring potential new infectious threats to blood safety, evaluates the response to these new threats, and explores the complex issues related to blood safety, including health economics, the relationship between levels of public health threats (actual danger) versus public concerns (perceived danger), and the challenges in coordinating international collaborative efforts. The text also includes several case studies that illustrate the existing systems used for monitoring and responding to new threats to blood safety.

Written by experts in the field, Blood Safety: A Guide to Monitoring and Responding to Potential New Threats is a valuable resource for health care professionals who are responsible for the medical management of blood services.


HIV/AIDS vCJD WNV Tropical arboviruses Zoonotic infections Tick-borne infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Hua Shan
    • 1
  • Roger Y. Dodd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.American Red CrossMedical OfficeRockvilleUSA

About the editors

Hua Shan, MD, PhD
Professor/Medical Director
Stanford University Medical Center
Department of Pathology
Stanford, CA

Roger Y. Dodd, PhD
Medical Office, American Red Cross
Adjunct Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Pathology
Rockville, MD 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Blood Safety
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Monitoring and Responding to Potential New Threats
  • Editors Hua Shan
    Roger Y. Dodd
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-94435-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06851-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94436-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Blood Transfusion Medicine
    Infectious Diseases
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Industry Sectors
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This is the book for you if you are interested in the nexus of politics, policy, finance, scientific technology, and public opinion on blood safety improvement. Truly mind expanding.” (Valerie L. Ng, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2018)​