Contents: 1. The immune system -- 2. Antibodies and antigens -- 3. Complement -- 4. Genetics for blood groups -- 5. Introduction to blood groups : the ABO blood group system -- 6 The Rh blood group system -- 7. Other blood group systems -- 8. Immune and auto immune haematology disorders -- 9. Blood products and components -- 10. Haemagglutination and blood grouping methods -- 11. Adverse effects of transfusion -- 12. Stem cell processing and transplantation -- 13. Applications of molecular and immunological techniques.Includes bibliographical references and index.Previous ed.: Heinemann, 1999.Summary: "There have been a number of significant changes in transfusion science in the last 5-10 years and this new edition covers these in some detail. Transfusion Science covers the basic science behind the crucial areas of transfusion and transplantation. The book has a revised design and layout, and includes a greater number of case studies, to aid student understanding." "Platelet immune disorders and haemolytic anaemias are now covered; the need for leucodepletion and methods for pathogen reduction are described; the latest nomenclature for blood group genes has been adopted; current practice in blood group serology is reviewed; recent legislative changes for quality assurance in transfusion in the UK is now also covered; and case studies and colour photographs are now provided to illustrate concepts and to aid understanding, and a revised series of self-assessment questions and learning outcomes are also provided."--BOOK JACKET.