Practical Transfusion Medicine
Interest in transfusion medicine by veterinary professionals was first recorded at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1950. Since this time, advances in human transfusion medicine have led to advances in veterinary transfusion medicine. One benefit of this technology has been in blood component therapy. Separation of a unit of whole blood into components was made possible by the development of plastic bags for blood collection and high speed refrigerated centrifuges. Manipulation of whole into blood components is a relatively simple task and this text has been created to highlight the fundamental principles of blood bank techniques. We have included fuller procedures of some critical requirements for accuracy and service to the needs of our patients.
This book is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Bernard F. Feldman.