Practical Transfusion Medicine for the Small Animal Practitioner
Table of Contents

Section 1
Creation of a Community Based Blood Bank
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 Productsfrom Outside Sources
Preparing Blood Products for Shipment

Section 3
Clinical Considerations inTransfusion 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

Section 4
BiosafetyLaboratory Safety
Quality Assurance
Inventory Management

Section 5
MethodsPreparation 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
Recommended Readings

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