Ideal for every student of clinical transfusion medicine, those who deal with transfusing blood on a daily basis and need a handy reference, or practitioners just looking for an informative resource on the subject matter, Practical Guide to Transfusion Medicine, 2nd edition, has been updated and expanded to provide guidance in the day-to-day clinical aspects of transfusing blood. This is the book clinicians and nurses wish they had in the wards, emergency or operating room and doctors wish they had in their residency and fellowships. Topics addressed in this edition: * Indications for transfusion. * Infectious and non-infectious adverse effects of transfusion. * Transfusion alternatives. * Blood group antigens and antibodies. * Plasma derivatives. * Transfusion in emergencies. * Therapeutic apheresis. * Transfusion service management. * Special patient populations. * Component administration.