Immunohematology: principles and practice
The second edition of this respected text provides a well-rounded introduction to immunohematology that includes superior explanations of procedures. Easy to read and user-friendly, the text successfully conveys the complex principles and practices of blood banking. Progressing from basic to complex concepts, coverage more than meets the requirements of the AABB. Actual work experience references provide an accurate look at the field. New in this edition: 3 New Chapters -- Hemapheresis, Regulatory Overview, and Process Control; 2 New Sections -- Quality Assurance/Regulatory Issues, and Serologic Techniques; Two-Color Format; 40 New Illustrations; 8-Page, 4-Color Insert.
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