Chapter 24. Blood Transfusion in a Global Context

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist7,8 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader9,10
  1. David Roberts DPhil, MRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist7,8,
  2. Jean-Pierre Allain MD, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSc1,2,
  3. Alan D. Kitchen PhD Head3,4,
  4. Stephen Field FCPath (SA), MMed, MBChB Consultant5 and
  5. Imelda Bates FRCP, FRCPath Senior Clinical Lecturer6

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch24

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Roberts, D., Allain, J.-P., Kitchen, A. D., Field, S. and Bates, I. (2009) Blood Transfusion in a Global Context, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 7

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 8

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

  3. 9

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 10

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    NHS Blood and Transplant – Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  3. 3

    National Transfusion Microbiology Reference Laboratory, London, UK

  4. 4

    NHS Blood and Transplant – Colindale, London, UK

  5. 5

    Welsh Blood Service, Pontyclun, Cardiff, Wales, UK

  6. 6

    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

  7. 7

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  8. 8

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

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761

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Keywords:

  • life-saving transfusions;
  • direct morbidity;
  • iatrogenic infections;
  • life-threatening anaemia;
  • therapeutic commodity;
  • testing and storage of donor blood;
  • local blood transfusion services;
  • nucleic acid testing;
  • recruitment of voluntary non-remunerated donors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Blood safety

  • Organisation of transfusion services in sub-Saharan Africa

  • The supply of blood

  • Testing and storage of donor blood

  • The cost of local blood supply

  • Clinical use of blood

  • Improving the clinical use of blood: guidelines for transfusion practice

  • Conclusion: the future of blood transfusion in a global context

  • Key points

  • Further reading