Chapter 5. Growth Factors

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP Chief2,3

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch5

Basics of Blood Management

Basics of Blood Management

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2007) Growth Factors, in Basics of Blood Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, HELIOS Klinik Blankenhain, Wirthstr. 5, 99444 Blankenhain, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

  3. 3

    Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151313

Online ISBN: 9780470692233



  • growth factors;
  • maturation;
  • hematopoiesis;
  • blood management;
  • cytokines


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Objectives of This Chapter

  • Definitions

  • Hematopoiesis and the Role of Growth Factors

  • Megakaryopoiesis

  • Growth Factors for Platelets

  • Growth Factors for Leukocytes

  • Pluripotent, Multilineal Growth Factors

  • General Concerns About Growth Factor Use

  • Growth Factors in Blood Management

  • Key Points

  • Questions for Review

  • Suggestions for Further Research

  • Exercises and Practice Cases

  • Homework

  • References