Introduction to Blood Transfusion: from donor to recipient
In 2008 a book ‘’Introduction to Blood Transfusion Technology’’ written by Beryl Armstrong and four co-authors: Rob Wilkinson, Leesha Raman, Elizabeth Smart and Jon Hardwick was published as a special edition of the ISBT Science Series. This book has been invaluable to transfusion professionals all around the world, and has now been updated to include developments since the original edition.
The 2020 update has been coordinated by Mindy Goldman, who has acted as editor and led an international team of reviewers, including two of the original authors, Beryl Armstrong and Rob Wilkinson.
Some minor corrections were made in September 2022 in advance of printing hard copies, and Rob has written a new foreword to celebrate the life and acheivements of Beryl who sadly passed away in 2022. The latest version is available below.
The book includes 18 chapters that cover the whole blood transfusion chain.
- Antigen-antibody reactions
- Principles of laboratory techniques
- Blood group systems
- Haemolytic disease
- Blood donors
- Blood collection
- Donation testing and transfusion transmissible diseases
- Blood processing and components
- Blood storage and transportation
- Compatibility testing
- Transfusion risks and haemovigilance
- Safety, health and the environment
- Equipment and materials management
- Indications for transfusion of blood components