For Immediate Release

October 08, 2019

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AABB Communications
Magda Yang

AABB Republishes Fourth Edition of Applied Blood Group Serology

The influential reference book for blood bankers was last published in 1998

Bethesda, Md. – AABB announced today that it is republishing the fourth edition of Applied Blood Group Serology for a limited time. The landmark publication, written by Peter D. Issitt, PhD, FIMLS, FIBiol, FRCPath; and David J. Anstee, PhD, FRCPath, FMEedSci, is widely considered one of the most influential books for professionals in the field of immunohematology and continues to be used as a reference for blood bankers throughout the world.

“No publication as comprehensive as the Fourth Edition of Applied Blood Group Serology has been published in the last 20 years,” said one of the book’s authors, Dr. Peter Issitt. “It covers not just the blood groups but topics such as compatibility testing, transfusion reaction, drug-induced antibodies, and many more topics.”

“AABB is thrilled to have reached an exclusive agreement with the authors to republish the fourth edition of Applied Blood Group Serology,” said Eduardo Nunes, MPP, CAE, AABB’s Vice President of Quality Systems, Standards and Accreditation. “Although the book was last published in the late 1990s, it remains a reference for blood bankers both in the U.S. and internationally. We are happy that it is available once again for those who wish to continue drawing on the knowledge and experience shared by Issitt and Anstee in this publication.”

To celebrate the rerelease of the book, AABB has added a special book-signing event at its upcoming 2019 AABB Annual Meeting, to be held Oct. 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas. Issitt and Anstee will participate in two book-signing sessions during the Annual Meeting – on both Sunday and Monday afternoons from noon to 2:30 pm.

Applied Blood Group Serology will be available for a limited time on the AABB Store.

About AABB

AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The association is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership includes physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers. AABB members are located in more than 80 countries and AABB accredits institutions in more than 50 countries.