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TitleTransfusion Medicine: Fact and Fiction [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen 1991, organized by the Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-Drenthe / edited by C. Th. Smit Sibinga, P. C. Das, J. D. Cash
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1992
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3504-1
Descript XXV, 207 p. online resource

SUMMARY

In summary, the technical, scientific and medical aspects of transfusion meยญ dicine continue to be critical. We all must find ways to provide a safer unit of blood and blood components. However, there must be a realization by all inยญ volved in the profession that the management and administration aspects of transfusion medicine deserve equal attention, respect and support. Why? It is very simple! Without all aspectsoftransfusion medicine working togetherfor the common good - care ofthe patient - we will all fail. References 1. Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, American Association of Blood Banks, 14th edition, Arlington, VA, USA, 1991. 2. Blood Assurance Act of 1979 (S.161O), Senator Richard S. Schweiker, United States Senate, Washington, DC, USA, July 31,1979. 3. Administrative Guidelines for Blood Banks, American Association of Blood Banks, Arlington, VA, 1989. 4. "You're absolutely right: We goofed". Howard Upton, Southwest Airlines Spirit, September 1991:24. 5. Administrative Manual, Volume II, American Association of Blood Banks, Arlington, VA, USA, 1987


CONTENT

I. Professional Aspects -- Transfusion Medicine: Concept and Interdisciplinary Aspects -- The Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Aspects of Transfusion Medicine -- Role of Management and Administration in Transfusion Medicine -- The Clinical Responsibilities of Transfusion Medicine -- Discussion -- II. Regulatory and Legal Aspects -- Transfusion Medicine: The Role of the Law -- Regulations and Regulatory Mechanisms Related to Transfusion Medicine in the United States of America -- Liability Arising from the Administration of Blood and Blood Products within the European Economic Community -- International Regulations and Legislation in Transfusion Medicine -- Discussion -- III. Educational Aspects -- Standards, Inspection and Accreditation Mechanisms in Transfusion Medicine -- Training in Transfusion Medicine: Programs and Mechanisms -- The Need for Continuous Education and Performance Appraisal -- Transfusion Medicine, Education and the Community: Donor Motivation and Community Oriented Aspects -- Research and Development Programs -- Specialization in Transfusion Medicine by Under- and Postgraduate Training -- Discussion -- IV. Historical Aspects and Future Perspectives -- Transfusion Medicine: Historical Overview The Eras of Serology, Component Production and Fractionation -- Transfusion Medicine: The Impact of Biotechnology, Growth Factors, and Bioengineering -- The SANGUIS Project -- Safety of Transfusions as We Move Toward 2000 -- An Improvement in the Supply of Safe Blood: Virus Inactivated Plasma Prepared in the Blood Bank -- Transfusion Medicine Today and Tomorrow: The Facts and the Fictions -- Discussion


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