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The safe and efficacious transfusion of blood components requires the combined judgments of both clinical and laboratory personnel. Each group gains its own experience and develops working policies and procedures. Blood bankers set up procedures for blood collection, storage, serologic study, inventory control, surveillance, and component preparation. Physicians and nurses are more concerned with indications for treatment, methods of infusion, therapeutic effectiveness, and adverse reactions in transfused patients who have specific illnesses and complications. Although there are many books that deal with selected technical or clinical aspects of hemotherapy, few, if any, have attempted to couple clinical and laboratory disciplines.
Clinical Practice of Blood Transfusion.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:162–163. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-162_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):162-163.
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