A multi-disciplinary team approach within this new book which evaluates the current state-of-play with regard to blood conservation, including a fresh look at the evidence. Contents will cover the Supply and Demand issues; why/how changes have occurred; a historical overview; transfusion transmitted diseases; changing demographics and the projected impact on blood supplies; considerations for transfusion practice; surgical peri-operative techniques; medical management; risk management issues; the role of the Hospital Transfusion Team; educational issues; National Reports/Edicts; clinical networks in blood transfusion.
D Thomas is Consultant Anaesthetist at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea. J Thompson is Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals in Exeter. Dr B Ridler is Blood Conservation Officer at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals in Exeter.