Chapter 16. Emerging Infections and Transfusion Safety

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist2,3 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader4,5
  1. Roger Y. Dodd PhD Vice President

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch16

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Dodd, R. Y. (2009) Emerging Infections and Transfusion Safety, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. American Red Cross, Jerome H. Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, Rockville, Maryland, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761



  • emerging infections and transfusion safety;
  • American association of blood banks (AABB);
  • dengue virus;
  • dynamics of the outbreak;
  • unusual post-transfusion events;
  • serologic tests;
  • transfusion-transmitted AIDS;
  • pathogen reduction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Emerging infections

  • Approaches to the management of transfusion-transmissible emerging infections

  • Assessing the risk and threat of transfusion transmissibility

  • Recognition of transfusion transmission of emerging infections

  • Interventions

  • Key points

  • Further reading