1. History and Organization of Blood Management

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP2,3

Published Online: 4 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch1

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2012) History and Organization of Blood Management, in Basics of Blood Management, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Blood Management, Gotha, Germany

  2. 2

    Critical Care Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ, USA

  3. 3

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670705

Online ISBN: 9781118338070

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Keywords:

  • Blood management;
  • Patient blood management;
  • History;
  • Jehovah's Witnesses;
  • Bloodless medicine;
  • Transfusion-free medicine;
  • Coordinator;
  • Blood management program

Summary

Blood management has evolved from humble beginnings into a viable, rapidly-developing medical specialty. Its development was initiated by the wish of Jehovah's Witnesses for a transfusion-free (“bloodless”) treatment and has been shaped by influences coming from transfusion medicine and the military's experiences. Blood management has today been introduced into mainstream medicine. The vivid history of blood management is described in this chapter.