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Modern Blood Banking & Transfusion Practices (Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practice) [Hardcover]

Denise Harmening
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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March 14, 2005 0803612486 978-0803612488 5
The 5th Edition continues to set the standard for developing a working knowledge of modern routine blood banking. Building from a review of the basic science to the how and why of clinical practice, this text is thorough guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices. "It begins with six color plates of which Plate 2 - standardized grading of macroscopic red cell antigen-antibody reactions - is extraordinarily useful. These are actual photomicrographs of immediate spin reactions and at a glance, will automatically assure standardized reporting of the reactions. Chapter on medicolegal and ethical aspects of providing blood collection and transfusion service is simply fascinating reveting reading. An added bonus is the table of blood group characteri stics (antigen, ISBT number, frequency in different ethnicities, expression during life, etc.) on the inside covers at the front and back of the book. Nothing like having a quick complete reference when you need it! This is a great book." Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD, University of California, San Francisco, California for Doody Review Service.

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Product Details

  • Series: Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practice
  • Hardcover: 543 pages
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 5 edition (March 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803612486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803612488
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The Harmening books which span more than twenty years in the making are without question the best source of transfusion medicine practices on the market today. Content areas include genetics, molecular biology, blood groups, antibody identification, transfusion transmitted diseases, hemolytic disease of the newborn, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, etc... Contributors are experts in their field providing a wealth of knowledge to the blood banking student and transfusion medicine fellow. Every blood bank should buy this book!!

Virginia C. Hughes, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference September 26, 2006
By Beerma
I'm a 4th year medical student, and found this book extremely helpful during my Blood Bank rotation. It is really good at explaining the concepts behind the technical procedures.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does its job pretty well March 24, 2007
For beginning blood bankers this is quite a valuable textbook. The topics covered are comprehensive in knowledge and fairly well organized. Like all textbooks that are written by multiple authors, some chapters are more difficult to follow than others, but I believe Mrs. Harmening did a commendable job editing the book. Overall, a very good book for students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Blood Bank Book July 4, 2010
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This is a very good blood bank book. In college we just used the technical manual for blood bank and it was very confusing, but in my clinical internship we used this book (Harmening) and it was fantastic. It has everything you would ever want to know or need to know about blood bank in it, and it is presented in a way that is very clear and easy to understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really depends on the level you are on. August 12, 2012
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This was my textbook for Immunohematology in my MLT program. I found it extremely overwhelming. It is very very good at the details but completely skips the basics. If you have no experience with blood bank principles or techniques, I would suggest a more rudimentary book to get you started.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my pick for students July 24, 2011
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I am an MT with 10 years experience in a level I trauma center. I took 13 years off to raise my daughters. I bought this book to help review for my reentry into the laboratory. I have only gotten to chapter three so far, and am finding it hard to stay interested. I am finding the writing to be choppy, and the information isn't always pertinent to the current topic. While the author defines relatively common terms, the more obscure terms are left unexplained or are left to charts. The most outstanding feature causing me to write the review is the incessant evolutionary theory references. On the last 4 pages I have read, there were seven random sentences about this theory. It is annoying and very distracting. Whether you adhere to this theory or not, the references do not seem to have anything to do with the topic, but seem to be an attempt at indoctrination. This won't bother many people, but if I had been apprised of this characteristic, I would have chosen another text. All in all, I believe there must be a more coherent text out there, with better "flow" of information. If used in a class with a good instructor who can fill in the blanks and explain the disjointed information, the book will be adequate. I am just glad I've spent the last decade polishing my biology, physics, and chemistry so that I am able to know what is going on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Saved Me June 9, 2014
By Amy S.
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After a horrible experience with another transfusion medicine text, I purchased this text and it helped me pass my class and served me well during my rotation. I plan on keeping this text for future reference once I pass my ASCP exam.
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4.0 out of 5 stars product arrived on time June 3, 2014
By a.l.s
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the product arrived on time. I have had to use this book in my school portion and found it extremely useful so when I went to go and do my clinicals, I decided to buy it. for the price, you get a good, informative text. only problem I could see is that the writing is at a college to master level so it might be a bit hard for someone who is not use to reading written that technically.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars blood bank
Very hard to follow and understand. was not helpful and very expensive. I had not worked blood bank in years, probably my lack of understanding for the subject
Published 5 months ago by Elaine Pickens
5.0 out of 5 stars aaah fresh smell of
Learning, and paper pages! I even had the pleasure of hearing the pages crink when I flipped to the chapter I was supposed to read by class next day. Good experience.
Published 8 months ago by Aiq
1.0 out of 5 stars blood bank
This book should be used for people that already have their MLT licensce. This is for people who are trying to get their technologist's degree
Published 14 months ago by jacekenz
3.0 out of 5 stars good book
Needed for school. Did not use it too much though. Overall expensive like all the books these day. Book is Ok
Published 16 months ago by Galina Teplitskaya
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
In my country, Indonesia, the book about tranfusion and blood banking is rare. So the book is really helping. The book provides every information that needed in blood banking.
Published 17 months ago by Perdina
4.0 out of 5 stars Blood Banking
The seller is good, the book arrived as described and was shipped quickly. The book is seems a little out-dated at this point, and isn't very engaging. Read more
Published on February 5, 2012 by mallory
5.0 out of 5 stars For my sister
I bought this for my sister who is going to school and paid MUCH less than the price of the college bookstore. Read more
Published on August 25, 2011 by Emily G
5.0 out of 5 stars Book in great condition!
Got this for my wife - for her job. She was extremely happy! What more can I say?
Published on March 23, 2011 by TV
5.0 out of 5 stars Advance reader
This book is very detailed, very good if you have experience is BB. If you are just a student, is hard to understand the language used.
Great reference source.
Published on March 2, 2011 by Nathy
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