Books for Pathologists
Transfusion medicine

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AABB: Blood Transfusion Therapy: A Physician's Handbook, 10th Ed.
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, 271 pages, $20 list
Blood Transfusion Therapy: A Physician's Handbook has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect the most recent trends in transfusion medicine practice. This compact volume, which fits conveniently in a lab coat pocket, is packed with comprehensive discussions of blood components, plasma derivatives, transfusion practices, hemostatic disorders and adverse effects of transfusion, as well as succinct overviews of therapeutic apheresis and hematopoietic cellular therapy. References for each topic are extensive.
AABB: Code of Federal Regulations Mini-Handbook
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, 544 pages, $120 list
Designed to fit conveniently in a lab coat pocket, the CFR Mini-Handbook contains the most important portions of the Code of Federal Regulations that relate to blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapy. This handy resource eliminates the need to carry several unwieldy volumes, presenting the regulations as they appear in the original sources, while making them portable and easily accessible.
AABB: Guidelines for Patient Blood Management and Blood Utilization
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, 52 pages, $47 list
In the name of patient safety and optimal outcomes, blood management and utilization concepts reach across diverse areas of transfusion medicine, from physician education and auditing to surgical techniques and topical hemostatics, to include all aspects of the transfusion decision-making process. Representing a major revision of the Guidelines for Blood Utilization Review (AABB, 2001), this Guideline assists facilities in developing strategies that provide for the appropriate use of blood and the use of alternatives that help to reduce or avoid the need for allogeneic blood transfusion. A multidisciplinary approach is advocated that includes the use of blood component guidelines, pharmaceutical preparations to minimize blood loss, blood conservation methods, and blood utilization review practices.
AABB: Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2012 (28th ed), 120 pages, $164 list
The 28th edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services details the latest standards of practice in blood banking and transfusion medicine. As in the past, a quality management system is the framework of the standards, with each of the 10 chapter headings representing one of the 10 Quality System Essentials.
AABB: Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Services, 5th edition
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, 126 pages, $142 list
The fifth edition of Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Services details the latest standards of practice for accredited cellular therapy facilities.
AABB: Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories, 7th edition
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, 50 pages, $93 list
The seventh edition of Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories relies on a matrix of quality management system and detailed operational requirements, such as those defining minimum antisera resources.
AABB: Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories, 10th ed
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, 58 pages, $95 list
The 10th edition of Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories (RT Standards) features new and revised requirements in areas such as personnel responsibilities, first-time accreditation, the use of autosomal markers, testing of backup systems and corrective action. Also incorporated are certain elements of the new Quality System Essentials 2011 as applicable to supplier and customer issues, as well as the interim standards relating to accredited vs nonaccredited activities described in promotional materials.
AABB: Technical Manual 17th Edition
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, 1038 pages, $224 list
Now in the 17th edition, AABBs Technical Manual remains one of the most globally referenced sources of information in blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapy. It is considered a comprehensive text that is sought after as a valuable resource assisting both seasoned professionals and newcomers in finding critical information quickly.
AABB: Technical Manual and Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services on CD-Rom
By AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
2011, $250 list
This updated, fully searchable CD-ROM includes all content of the Technical Manual, 17th edition (also editions 12 through 16), and Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, 27th edition (also editions 1 through 26, with interim standards and errata).
Bennett: Laboratory Hemostasis: A Practical Guide for Pathologists
By Sterling Bennett, Christopher Lehman and George Rodgers
2014 (2nd ed), 205 pages, 27 illus, $96 list
Coagulation testing is the basis for the diagnosis of bleeding and thrombotic disorders, as well as the mainstay of anticoagulant monitoring and management. This handbook provides practical information and guidance on topics relevant to directing a coagulation laboratory, filling a void in the literature. Since the first edition, all chapters have been updated and an entirely new chapter is included on pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics. The book will aid pathologists, clinical laboratory scientists and other physicians serving as laboratory directors to understand and carry out their responsibilities.
Contreras: ABC of Transfusion
By Marcela Contreras
2009, (4th ed), 128 pages, 280 illus, $47 list
Blood services and Transfusion Medicine have become more clinical, scientific, well organized and consolidated over the last 20 years. More is known about the frequency and aetiology of the hazards of blood transfusions. The ABC of Transfusion is a well established introduction for all staff working in blood services, blood transfusion departments, surgical units and intensive care, and all prescribers and users of blood. It is a comprehensive, highly regarded guide to all the practical aspects of blood transfusion, including the various complications that can arise.
Daniels: Essential Guide to Blood Groups
By Geoff Daniels and Imelda Bromilow
2013 (3rd ed), 132 pages, $50 list
A short, up-to-date text on blood groups, for people working or training in the field of blood transfusion, transplantation, or human genetics, but who are not specialising in the field of blood groups, the third edition of Essential Guide to Blood Groups is a pocket-sized book, containing full colour text together with schematic figures and tables. The book comprises an introduction to blood groups, followed by chapters on techniques, information on various blood groups, antibodies, quality assurance in immunohaematology, and it concludes with chapters on troubleshooting in the laboratory, and FAQs. It also covers the serology, inheritance, biochemistry and molecular genetics of the most important blood group systems.
Eichbaum: Transfusion Medicine
By Quentin Eichbaum, Garrett S. Booth, Pampee S. Young, Michael Laposata
2012 (1st ed), 160 pages, $50 list
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.
Harmening: Modern Blood Banking & Transfusion Practices
By Denise Harmening
2012, 608 pages, $77 list
Thoroughly revised and updated, the 6th Edition of this popular text continues to set the standard for developing a comprehensive understanding of modern routine blood banking and transfusion practices. Building from a review of the basic sciences to the how and why of clinical practice, this text is the ideal guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices.
Hillyer: Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
By Christopher Hillyer
2009 (1st ed), 762 pages, $50 list
This new handbook in transfusion medicine and hemostasis aims to combine clinical and laboratory information from two fields which have high degrees of overlap into one concise, easy-to-use pocket book. This comprehensive reference guide will have the depth of information to be helpful to all physicians who order and administer blood components and specialized factors for hemostatic abnormalities, as well as those who consult and care for these often very ill patients. The breadth of the book will be ideal for pathology, transfusion medicine, hematology, and anesthesiology residents and fellows, as well as certified and specialized practitioners in these fields.
Key: Practical Hemostasis and Thrombosis
By Nigel Key
2009 (2nd ed), 328 pages, $150 list
This practical guide provides all the information necessary to understand the clotting mechanisms, as well as how to prevent, diagnose, and treat bleeding and clotting disorders.Practical Hemostasis and Thrombosis has been updated to reflect all the important advances made since the first edition. It includes an in-depth description of platelet abnormalities and disseminated intravascular coagulation, as well as covering the laboratory and molecular biological tests needed for the diagnosis of bleeding and clotting disorders.
Kitchen: Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis
By Steve Kitchen
2009 (1st ed), 232 pages, $130 list
Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis not only addresses these important issues, but also covers international guidelines for testing, the development of international standard materials, management of hemostasis testing from the laboratory to the point of care as well as molecular genetic testing.Designed as a guide for all those working in hemostasis laboratories, this book details a quality program that, when put into place, will help to improve standards in testing. All of the authors are internationally recognised for their work in hemostasis and thrombosis. Using their experience, they provide information on standards, equipment and methods that will guide the development of a quality program to support all activities in the hemostasis laboratory.
Kottke-Marchant: An Algorithmic Approach to Hemostasis Testing
By Kandice Kottke-Marchant
2008 (1st ed), 396 pages, $175 list
An Algorithmic Approach to Hemostasis Testing is a well-illustrated reference text and practical guide for pathologists and laboratories engaged in hemostasis testing. It includes sections on hemostasis physiology, the basics of laboratory testing and interpretation, sample collection and processing, patient history and diagnostic criteria, and anticoagulant drug monitoring.
McCullough: Transfusion Medicine
By Jeff McCullough
2012, 608 pages, $85 list
Transfusion Medicine offers a concise, clinically focused and practical approach to this important area of medicine. This well-known handbook presents the experience of a world leader in the field of blood banking and transfusion therapy. Transfusion Medicine offers complete guidance on the full range of topics from donor recruitment, blood collection and storage, to testing and transfusing blood components, complications and transmissible diseases, as well as cellular engineering, therapeutic apheresis, and the role of hematopoietic growth factors.
Mijovic: Transfusion Medicine: Case Studies and Clinical Management
By Aleksandar Mijovic
2011, 130 pages, $40 list
The purpose of this clinical transfusion medicine handbook is to take the reader through a variety of clinical problems, each one likely to be encountered in a busy teaching hospital. The reader follows the stream of clinical and laboratory data, developing the ability for critical thinking which leads him/her to diagnosis and appropriate management. The book is a lively illustration of various clinical problems in transfusion medicine, including immune complications, microbiological problems, blood component use, apheresis techniques, and management of complex situations such as multiple trauma, sickle cell crisis, and organ transplantation. Each case is carefully chosen and presented, with incorporated questions, leading the reader towards solution of the problem in a logical and didactic manner.
Murphy: Practical Transfusion Medicine
By Michael F. Murphy, Derwood H. Pamphilon and Nancy M. Heddle
2013 (4th ed), 576 pages, $145 list
Offering a conscise and user-friendly guide focusing on the clinical aspects of transfusion medicine, this new edition of Practical Transfusion Medicine has been fully revised and updated with an improved text layout and a new chapter on cytokines in transfusion medicine. An expanded Editorial team, with the addition of a US Editor, extends the reach of this book further.
Seeber: Basics of Blood Management
By Petra Seeber and Aryeh Shander
2012 (2nd ed), 358 pages, $115 list
To reduce transfusion-related morbidity and mortality, it is recommended that an integrated approach to blood management is employed using all available tools to reduce a patient's exposure to donor blood. Meeting the need for a book covering the concepts of blood management as a trend towards multidisciplinary blood management, this new edition is an important resource, providing healthcare professionals with a tool to develop background knowledge in blood management, its organization, methods and tools. Practicing clinicians will be fully prepared to successfully start and run blood management programs.
Shaz: Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis, Second Edition: Clinical and Laboratory Aspects
By Beth H. Shaz, Christopher D. Hillyer, Charles S. Abrams, Mikhail Roshal
2013 (2nd ed), 1014 pages, $90 list
The second edition of Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis continues to be the only "pocket-size" quick reference for pathology residents and transfusion medicine fellows. It covers all topics in blood banking, transfusion medicine, and clinical and laboratory based coagulation. Short, focused chapters, organized by multiple hierarchical headings, are supplemented with up to 10 suggested reading citations. This single reference covers essentially all the topics required to meet the goals and objectives of a major program in transfusion medicine and clinical coagulation.
Simon: Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine
By Toby Simon
2009 (4th ed), 1112 pages, 500 illus, $300 list
Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine is the most comprehensive and practical reference on transfusion science and medicine available. It features brand new chapters on the measurement of cell kinetics, obstetric transfusion practice, cord blood, transfusion alternatives and regenerative medicine. Produced jointly with AABB, the world's leading association in the fields of blood banking and transfusion medicine, it now has two companion CD-ROMs-one containing interactive case studies and one containing PDFs of all 66 chapters.
Talebi: Hematology and Transfusion Medicine Board Review Made Simple
By Tony Talebi
2012, 366 pages, $90 list
A comprehensive hematology and transfusion medicine board review book tailored for the USMLE, internal medicine as well as the hematology boards. Clinical vignettes are attached to each scenario. Helpful for medical students, medical house staff, internists, as well as, specialists with interest in hematology and transfusion medicine. Also, with a comprehensive pharmacology chapter which covers chemotherapeutic as well as anticoagulant medicines. Accompanying comprehensive power point lectures on each chapter will be available for free at
Yazer: Transfusion in the Year 2020: The Future of Blood Transfusion Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
By Mark Yazer
2010 (1st ed), 517 pages, $105 list
This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Guest Edited by Mark Yazer, MD, on the topic of Blood Transfusion will include the following article topics: Xenotransfusion; FDA Perspective; Inflammatory Cytokines as Predictors of Alloimmunization; Cryopreservation of RBCs, PLT and Stem Cells; PLT Storage Lesion; Future of Blood Management; Future of Molecular Testing for RBC Antigens: ECO Cells; Farmed RBCs; Farming RBCs from Stem Cells; Politics and Blood Transfusion; and Fetal Blood Grouping from Maternal Plasma.