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Transfusion and Transplantation Science (Second Edition)  

Neil D. Avent
Published in Print:19 April 2018 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Transfusion and Transplantation Science starts with an introduction to basic immunology and techniques. It then looks at human blood-group antigens, haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, the clinical use of blood components, and microbiological testing of blood donations. It moves on to discuss human platelet antigens (HPA) and human neutrophil antigens (HNA) and their clinical significance. Also considered are compatibility testing and adverse effects, as well as immune mediated red cell distribution. The text then examines human leucocyte antigens (HLA) and their clinical significance, haematopoietic stem cell transplantation and stem cell plasticity. Finally, it considers tissue banking and quality issues.