Chapter 26. Prenatal and Childhood Transfusions

  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. Irene Roberts MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPCH, DRCOG Professor Honorary Consultant Paediatric Haematologist

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch26

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Roberts, I. (2009) Prenatal and Childhood Transfusions, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch26

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. Departments of Haematology and Paediatrics, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761



  • prenatal and childhood transfusions;
  • fetal red blood cells;
  • ABO immune antibodies;
  • Kleihauer test;
  • haemolytic disease;
  • blood transfusion support


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Obstetrics: transfusion during pregnancy

  • Fetal and neonatal transfusion

  • Transfusion in children

  • Key points

  • Further reading