24. Blood Banking

  1. Alvin H. Schmaier MD and
  2. Hillard M. Lazarus MD, FACP
  1. Lawrence Tim Goodnough MD

Published Online: 22 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345254.ch24

Concise Guide to Hematology

Concise Guide to Hematology

How to Cite

Goodnough, L. T. (2011) Blood Banking, in Concise Guide to Hematology (eds A. H. Schmaier and H. M. Lazarus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345254.ch24

Editor Information

  1. Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196666

Online ISBN: 9781444345254



  • blood donation;
  • donor testing;
  • blood risks;
  • blood storage;
  • blood group typing;
  • antibody evaluation;
  • emergency transfusions;
  • adverse effects of transfusion;
  • transfusion reactions;
  • error-prevention in transfusion medicine


In this chapter we provide an overview of the steps in the process from ordering a blood transfusion to initiating a blood transfusion at the patient's bedside