Chapter 13. Tranfusion-Transmitted Infections

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist4,5 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader6,7
  1. Alan D. Kitchen PhD Head1,2 and
  2. John A. J. Barbara MA, MSc, PhD, FlBiol, FRCPath Emeritus Microbiology Consultant Visiting Professor2,3

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch13

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kitchen, A. D. and Barbara, J. A. J. (2009) Tranfusion-Transmitted Infections, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 5

    NHS Blood and Transplant and Department of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

  3. 6

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 7

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Transfusion Microbiology Reference Laboratory, London, UK

  2. 2

    NHS Blood and Transplant – Colindale, London, UK

  3. 3

    University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761



  • transfusion-transmitted infections;
  • transfusion-transmitted infection (TTI);
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
  • hepatitis C virus (HCV);
  • asymptomatic infection;
  • infectious agent;
  • hepatitis A virus (HAV);
  • blood transfusion services;
  • endogenous contamination


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Transmissibility of infectious agents

  • Types of infectious agents transmitted

  • Viruses

  • Bacteria

  • Protozoa

  • Prions

  • Residual risk of transmitted infection

  • Summary

  • Key points

  • Further reading