The content of this book is organized into 25 chapters, beginning with basic immunology related to blood group serology and interactions between antigens and antibodies. The successive chapters cover the most common blood groups, pretransfusion testing protocols, transfusion reactions, blood components, apheresis (one of the fastest growing and most promising methods of blood collection and component harvesting), hemolytic disease of the newborn, hemovigilance, quality assurance and regulatory issues. The book is written at a level adaptable for multiple categories of students.
Each chapter begins with chapter outlines listing the important elements in the chapter.
Presented in a clear and concise manner and text in bullet form for easy review and recollection.
Written in a manner that is readable, interesting, and easily understood by students.
Key points are provided in bold words so that it will help the students to just brush through the entire book within few hours before the examination or viva voce.
Tables, illustrations, figures and boxes are incorporated into the chapters as appropriate to make it easier to understand the contents.
Summary of chapter for an overview of the chapter's important points.
Self-assessment exercises at the end of each chapter provide the questions frequently asked in the qualifying examinations.
Color plates have been added for better understanding.