Adult transfusion-principles and practice

Theresa A. Nester, Monica B. Pagano, Yan Yun Wu

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This chapter highlights principles of transfusion support of the adult patient. This includes component therapy for each blood component, including granulocytes. Where appropriate, the following topics are covered: indication, dose, and ABO and Rh compatibility of the component. Selected clinical scenarios are used to illustrate transfusion support decisions in adult patients. Also covered in this chapter are explanations intended to help guide the decision to irradiate, wash, or leukoreduce a cellular blood component. The evaluation of platelet refractoriness is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis
Subtitle of host publicationReview Questions and Case Studies
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9780128039991
ISBN (Print)9780128040300
StatePublished - Sep 20 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Component therapy
  • Cryoprecipitate
  • Granulocyte
  • Irradiation
  • Leukoreduction
  • Plasma
  • Platelet
  • Red blood cells
  • Refractoriness to platelet transfusion
  • Rh immune globulin
  • Washing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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