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Great info above. Some others which might help
Handbook for TM. you can get a PDF copy from: http://www.transfusionguidelines.org.uk/transfusion-handbook
Red book which has component specifications also available from: http://www.transfusionguidelines.org.uk/red-book
We also use guidelines a lot. Mainly BSH (as well as NICE guideline on blood transfusion) which as some for lab and clinical areas - they usually cover both aspects where relevant http://www.b-s-h.org.uk/
I agree with Rozemarjin the book she notes is a good easy read which covers things well
Recently a London based TP (thanks Aman!) recommend this book: 'All blood counts" a manual for blood consevation and patient blood management. (edited by Dafydd Thmas, John Tompson and Biddy Ridler). It's a wondefull new book. And not too expensive!
I advise you to have a look in the inventory of guidelines and books that is available in the e-portal. There is a lot of 'up to date' in formation to help you.
Peter van den Burg
Chair working party donors & donation
I was wondering whether you have seen the eBook "Introduction to Blood Transfusion Technology" on the featured content site of the Academy ePortal.
It contains 17 chapters covering a broad spectrum of TM-related subjects.
Hi Bodine, Thank you for your comment.I wanted to hear from all members who work in the transfusion services.So the reference books can cover the scope from the recruitment of donors through the whole value chain up to the bedside practice of transfusion. But for a starter people can comment on the books relating to Quality management systems in Blood Banks,Blood and Blood Products,Marketing and communication strategies for blood services,Blood Grouping and transfusion transmittable infectious disease testing.
Hi Abiy! I think your question is one that could interest a lot of others here on the forum! But maybe it would be good to give some specifications on which topics related to transfusion medicine you are most interested in? There is so much out there, are you looking for best practices on blood storage for example, or how to find and retain donors? Or are you more interested in the latest blood tests?
Thanks! Have a good weekend,