This guide to laboratory procedure in transfusions for dogs and cats provides easily accessible, clinical information regarding the collection, storage, and use of blood and blood products in the small animal patient. It includes step-by-step procedures for the separation of whole blood into components, along with a how to for establishing a community-based blood bank for dogs and cats. The immunologic and genetic principles are presented clearly for the practitioners and laboratorians who handle blood and blood products for the treatment of selected cancers and bleeding disorders in small animals. A practical section discusses the guidelines for Biosafety and Quality Assurance for a transfusion service.
Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.
, Carolyn A. Sink
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01 January 2004
Section1 Creation of a Community Based Blood Bank Introduction Some Helpful Hints Owner Recruitment Owner and Donor Attributes Basic Equipment Needs for Blood Collection, Processing and Storage Section 2 Blood Collection Systems, Processing, Storage and Shipment Anticoagulants and Preservatives Blood Collection Systems Blood Product Overview Blood Collection Systems and Pre-Processing Guidelines Preparation of Fresh Whole Blood Preparation of Red Cells and Fresh Frozen Plasma Preparation of Cryoprecipitated Anti-Hemophilic Factor and Cryo-Poor Plasma Preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma Short Draw and Decreasing the Amount of Anticoagulant Preservative Purchasing and Receiving Blood Products from Outside Sources Preparing Blood Products for Shipment Section3 Clinical Considerations in Transfusion Practice The Crossmatch Blood Transfusion Guidelines Blood Substitutes: Alternatives to Blood and Blood Products Compatible IV Solutions Blood Administration Sets Adverse Effects of Blood Transfusion Section4 Biosafety Laboratory Safety Quality Assurance Records Inventory Management Section5 Methods Preparation of Fresh Whole Blood Preparation of Red Cells and Fresh Frozen Plasma Preparation of Cryoprecipitate and Cryoprecipitate-Poor Plasma Preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma Crossmatch Procedure Washed Cell Suspension Reaction Grading Saline Replacement Procedure Warming Whole Blood, Red Cells or Thawing FFP, Cryo or Cryo-Poor Plasma Centrifuge Calibration Appendix 1 Manufacturers of Blood Collection Bags Appendix 2 Organizations with Veterinary Blood Bank Interests Index Recommended Readings