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Published: 19 April 2018

368 Pages | 115 colour illustrations


ISBN: 9780198735731

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Transfusion and Transplantation Science

Second Edition

Edited by Neil Avent

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

  • A blend of science theory and biomedical science practice make this series ideal for those seeking both the knowledge and skills to become proficient Biomedical Scientists
  • Case studies and other examples enrich the text, firmly rooting it in the context of clinical and biomedical practice
  • Self-test and discussion questions, with answers provided online, encourage students to analyze the text and develop their problem solving skills
  • The book is augmented by an Online Resource Centre, which includes video interviews with practicing biomedical scientists and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice

New to this Edition:

  • A completely revised chapter on all human blood group systems, their antigens, genes, and function in the red cell, and including new developments in blood group genotyping.
  • A new chapter on haemolytic disease of the newborn and fetus, including prenatal diagnosis, current clinical management, screening of D-negative mothers, and non-invasive prenatal blood grouping.
  • A revised chapter on solid organ transplantation , including the clinical management of transplants, major rejection episodes, the management of transplantation by immunosuppression, and the potential of xenotransplantation to alleviate the shortfall of human organs.
  • All remaining chapters have been revised and updated.
  • Case studies have been extended to help foster an understanding of the diagnostic process, taking the reader through each clinical case from initial presentation to the interpretation of results.

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