Clinical Guide To Transfusion
Canadian Blood Services is continuing to revise various chapters of the current Clinical Guide to Transfusion, as an "on-line edition". Several chapters have been updated so far, and are now posted. We expect to be updating many of the chapters over the next months. All revisions will be made available in .pdf format.
The authors of the various sections of the Guide are experts in their fields of endeavour. They have provided an excellent and very practical summary of our current knowledge of blood components and transfusion medicine practices. In the on-line edition, this information has been updated. We hope you find their contributions to be clear and useful. Above all, we trust that this Guide will help to increase safety for those Canadians who require blood products and add confidence for those who provide services.
Gwen Clarke & Sophie Chargé, editors
Important Information - Disclaimer
This material is an educational tool providing guidelines for the care of patients. These recommendations should thus not be applied rigidly, since they could result in some patients receiving unnecessary transfusions or experiencing adverse effects from under-transfusion.
The guidelines are mainly for ADULT patients and may not necessarily apply to the treatment of children.
The recommendations do not replace the need in some cases to consult an expert in Transfusion Medicine to provide optimal patient care.
Printed copies of the on-line version of the Clinical Guide to Transfusion will NOT be provided at this time.
Chapters can be down-loaded and printed for private use/study or educational purposes.
Watch for more revised chapters over the next few months.
© 2007, Canadian Blood Services, 4th edition
Hard copies can be down-loaded and printed for private use/study or educational purposes.
|© 2007, Canadian Blood Services, 4th edition|
|4||Immune Globulin Products|
|5||Coagulation Factor Concentrates|
|12||Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn and Perinatal Immune Thrombocytopenia|
|13||Neonatal and Pediatric Transfusion Practice|
|18||Platelet Transfusion, Alloimmunization and Management of Platelet Refractoriness|