Product Code: 212009
With the reorganization of this new edition into three separate volumes, Volume 2 focuses on the varied aspects of donor apheresis. Content on therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy may be found in the other volumes.
This thoroughly updated volume is an essential resource for learners and staff of all levels involved in donor blood collection, provision of components, and instrument development—including physicians, scientists, technologists, trainees, students, administrators, and program support staff.
Offering a solid understanding of both the science and operational considerations, it begins by reviewing apheresis technological developments and a useful comparison of the specificities of current instruments. Next, aspects of donor care include selection, physiology related to the procedure, and donor reactions. Chapters then examine collection and processing by blood component type. Bacterial contamination and pathogen inactivation of components are vitally important topics covered separately, as is antigen matching and the role of apheresis platelets in patient care. Finally, foundational quality systems are discussed in the context of donor apheresis.
Each chapter reflects relevant developments in new technologies, novel therapeutics, and new clinical studies since the previous edition over a decade ago.
Edited by: Ralph Vassallo, MD, FACP, and Jeffrey L. Winters, MD
AABB, 2021, illus, 226 pages, ISBN 978-1-56395-416-0
Member price: $95
Nonmember price: $130
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