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5.0 out of 5 stars Transfusion and Transplanation Science
It is very practical to our subject descrping the topic in a good way

it is good for biggners in blood banking
Published on 4 Jan. 2013 by Rahima

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough depth to be useful as a healthcare practitioner
I agree with the other reviewer, this is very disappointing. There is a distinct lack of practical information & application that I would expect from a book linked to the Institute of Biomedical Science. For example: there is no description of how ABO grouping for patients is performed, and there is absolutely no information on antibody identification (it is mentioned in...
Published on 4 April 2013 by Beanie72


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough depth to be useful as a healthcare practitioner, 4 April 2013
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This review is from: Transfusion and Transplantation Science (Fundamentals of Biomedical Science) (Paperback)
I agree with the other reviewer, this is very disappointing. There is a distinct lack of practical information & application that I would expect from a book linked to the Institute of Biomedical Science. For example: there is no description of how ABO grouping for patients is performed, and there is absolutely no information on antibody identification (it is mentioned in passing in the brief chapter 'ABO and D grouping and antibody screening'). These are the fundamentals of any blood bank practice yet they are barely touched on. Very strange!
There are also some silly errors made with some of the photographs of blood components & the labelling: p102 a standard unit of FFP has been mislabelled as 'methylene blue treated for neonatal use', p103 a pooled cryoprecipitate unit has been mislabelled as 'cryodepleted plasma' and on p104 a clearly labelled apheresis platelet has been mislabelled as a 'pooled platelet'. These sorts of errors do not fill me with confidence for the accuracy of the rest of the book!
If you are looking for an introduction to blood bank practices this is not the book to get. In fact, although it is an international publication, the ISBT Science Series 'Introduction to Blood Bank Technology'(Armstrong et al, vol 3 No.2, 2008) is far more useful and it's available as a free download from the wiley online library (search online).
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3.0 out of 5 stars good overview, 15 Mar. 2013
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The book provides a good overview and touches a lot of topics but it should only be used to get general information. Depth is a bit missing. :-(
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5.0 out of 5 stars Transfusion and Transplanation Science, 4 Jan. 2013
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It is very practical to our subject descrping the topic in a good way

it is good for biggners in blood banking
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