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Blood, Second Edition

by: John F. Dailey

BLOOD offers greater coverage of blood physiology, immunology, transfusions, transfusion complications, autologous blood recovery, and other subjects found in Dailey's Notes on Blood. Additional topics, such as special circulations, MHC, apheresis, oxygen transport, and bone marrow transplant, are covered. Also included are 78 commonly ordered blood tests, with uses, results, and value indications. 576 pages, 68 illustrations

First Place Winner
American Medical Writers Association
Book Awards Competition, Allied Health Category, 1999

Blood features:

  • 68 illustrations and 4 charts
  • blood tests
  • answers to questions
  • glossary
  • appendix I - Heparin
  • appendix II - Scientific Symbols and Their Equivalents
  • Bibliography


576 pages - ISBN: 0-9631819-7-1 - $54.00

Table of Contents


The Concept of Blood
Introduction, Blood Cell Development, Stem Cells, Molecules Necessary for Blood Cell Development, Bone Marrow, Sites of Blood Cell Development, Types of Blood Cells

The Circulatory System
Introduction, Arteries, Capillaries, Interstitial Fluid, Veins, The Lymphatic System, The Cardiopulmonary System, The Peripheral Circulation

Special Circulations: Cardiac, Renal, Hepatic, and Fetal
Introduction, The Heart and Coronary Circulation: Right and Left Coronary Arteries, Coronary Venous System, Microvasculature of the Heart, Heart Disease; The Kidneys and Renal Blood Flow: Renal Function, Structure of the Kidneys, Route of Renal Blood Flow; The Liver and Hepatic Circulation: Liver Functions, Anatomy and Circulation of the Liver, Plasma Protein Production, Bile Production, Disorders of the Liver; Fetal Circulation: Route of Fetal Blood Flow, Fetal Circulation at Birth, Congenital Defects
Red Blood Cells
Introduction, Erythropoiesis, Shape, Life Span, Number, Anemia, Hemoglobin, Fetal Hemoglobin, Abnormal Hemoglobin Molecules, 2,3-Diphosphoglycerate, The Hematocrit, Red Cell Hemolysis
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport
Introduction, Role of Hemoglobin in Respiration, The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve, The Affinity of Oxygen for Hemoglobin, External and Internal Respiration, Carbon Dioxide Transport to the Lungs, Bicarbonate Ion Production in Carbon Dioxide Transport

White Blood Cells
Introduction, Locations and Life Spans, Number, Types of White Cells, Properties of White Cells, Myeloid and Lymphoid Cell Lines, White Cells of the Myeloid Lineage, Cells of the Lymphoid Lineage
Antigen, Antibody, and Complement
Introduction, Antigen and Immunogen, Antibody Molecules, Classes of Antibodies, The Complement System, Complement Proteins, Complement Pathways, Membrane Attack Complex, Defects and Deficiencies of the Complement System, Complement Activation in the Absence of Antigen
The Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecules
Introduction, Alloimmunization, Classes of MHC Molecules, Human Leukocyte Antigens, Genetics of the MHC Molecules, Identification of HLA
The Immune System
Introduction, Innate and Acquired Immunity, The Immune Response, Targets of the Immune Response, Role of the Lymphatic System in Immunity, Human Intervention: Vaccination and Antiserum, Disorders of Immunity
Introduction, Blood Volume, Plasma Proteins, Protein Abnormalities, Nonprotein Plasma Solutes, Mechanisms of Fluid Movement
Introduction, Shape, Life Span and Location, Numbers, Hemostasis,
Prostaglandins that Regulate ADP Release in Platelet Aggregation, Platelet Aggregation on Foreign Surfaces, Platelet Disorders, Platelet Quality, Diagnostic Tests for Platelet Disorders, Treatment for Platelet Disorders

Introduction, Coagulation Components, Pathways of Coagulation, Clot Retraction, Clot Lysis and Vascular Repair, Natural Anticoagulants, Vitamin K and Coumadin®, Fibrin Split Products, Hemostatic Disorders, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

ABO and Rh Blood Group Systems
Introduction, ABO Blood Group Systems, ABO Compatibility, ABO Incompatibility in Transfusion, ABO Compatibility in Organ Transplantation, Rh Blood Group System, Rh Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, Therapies for HDN, Rh Immune Globulin, ABO Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
Blood Transfusion
Introduction, Blood Collection, Testing of Donated Blood, Citrate Anticoagulants-preservatives for Whole Blood Collection, Blood Storage, Blood Grouping and Cross Matching for Transfusions, Blood Filtering, The Blood Transfusion
Adverse Events in Transfusion
Introduction, Adverse Events Involving an Immune Response, Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions, Allergic Reactions, Anaphylactic Transfusion Reactions, Anaphylactoid Reactions, Vasovagal Response, Other Causes of Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions, Febrile Nonhemolytic Transfusion Reactions, Transfusion-related Acute Lung Injury, Transfusion-associated Graft-versus-host Disease, Post-transfusion Purpura, Nonimmune Adverse Events
Transfusion and Disease Transmission
Introduction, Blood Testing, Other Tranfusion-transmissible Diseases, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS, Human T Cell Lymphotropic Viruses, Syphilis, Cytomegalovirus, Bacterial Contamination of Blood
Component Therapy
Introduction, Whole Blood, Leukocyte-reduced Blood Components, Packed Red Cells, Platelets, Pooled Platelets, Plasma Components, Granulocytes, Volume Expanders, Crystalloid Solutions, Colloids, Hematopoietic Growth Factors.
Introduction, Complications, Apheresis Techniques, Plateletpheresis, Leukapheresis, Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cell Apheresis, Allogeneic PBPC Collection and Infusion, Therapeutic Apheresis
Methods of Autologous Blood Recovery
Introduction, Complement Activation with Blood Collection Systems, Storage of Autologous Blood, Predonation, Intraoperative Hemodilution, Intraoperative Blood Salvage, Wash and Nonwash Collection Systems, Postoperative Blood Collection

Bone Marrow Transplantation
Introduction, Stem and Progenitor Cells, Candidates for Bone Marrow Transplantation, HLA Compatibility in Bone Marrow Transplantation, The Transplantation Procedure, Complications, Graft-versus-host Disease

Answers to Questions
Blood Tests
Appendix I - Heparin
Appendix II - Scientific Symbols and Their Equivalents
Illustrations (68)
Charts (4)



"Blood admirably meets its goal of providing accurate, easy-to-understand, detailed information about every aspect of the production, structure, circulation, function, testing, and use of blood and its many components. The book is clearly organized and contains numerous features to enhance learning. The text is highly readable and a ready reference for students and professionals in life sciences and health care. ... put this text at the top of the acquisition list for any library serving students in allied health sciences and make it essential reading for perfusionists, nurses, and others who care for patients with hematologic disorders."

American Medical Writers Association Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 2000

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