Clinical and technical aspects of blood administration

Eric A. Gehrie, Jocelyn Chandler, Edward L. Snyder

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Errors in pretransfusion specimen collection, omission of appropriate transfusion filters, or co-administration of incompatible fluids with blood products could transform blood transfusion from a lifesaving measure into a potentially critical event. In this chapter, we will summarize key aspects of blood component administration, with an emphasis on processes and technologic advances that promise to improve the quality of patient care and patient safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRossi’s Principles of Transfusion Medicine
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781119013020
ISBN (Print)9781119012993
StatePublished - Apr 15 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood component administration
  • Patient safety
  • Pretransfusion specimen collection
  • Transfusion filters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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