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Preface
Implications of notifying donors and recipients
Screening assays for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)
Removal of TSE agents from blood products
Minor histocompatibility antigens and stem cell transplantation
Natural killer receptors and graft-vs.-host/graft-vs.-leukaemia reactions
The Danger Model
Donation in populations with high endemic virus infection
Managing donors and iron deficiency
Recombinant FVIIa
Clinical impact of fibrin sealants
Endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial dysfunction
Mesenchymal stem cells
Analysing the platelet transcriptome
Platelet transfusion
The (patho)physiology of megakaryocytopoiesis
Emerging, re-emerging and submerging infectious threats to the blood supply
Transfusion and the lung
New developments in immunohaematology
Rethinking the donation experience
Bedside processing
Medicine in Edinburgh in the 19th century
Edinburgh and early transfusion in the New World
Pathogen reduction technologies
Bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates
Medical uses of erythropoietin
Approaches to treating malarial anaemia
Granulocyte gene polymorphisms and mutations
Platelet antigens and their function
Dendritic cell therapy for skin cancer
Malaria and the red cell
Threats to blood safety posed by emerging protozoan pathogens
The SAFE study
Update on alternative oxygen carriers
Leucodepletion and immune response mechanisms
What has universal leucodepletion given us
Blood inventory management
Who uses blood?
Planning for future demand
Monoclonal antibody therapies in transfusion medicine
New uses for IVIgG immunoglobulin therapies
Tissue engineering of the vascular system
Biocompatibility testing of tissue engineered products
Transgenics, chickens and therapeutic proteins
Sequence variation and human disease
Finding blood donors
Practical approaches to limited resources
Improving blood safety in resource-poor settings
Viral diagnostics in the arena of blood donor screening
Neonatal red blood cell transfusions
Molecular diagnostics in immunohaematology
The top ten list of randomized controlled trials in transfusion medicine
Patient identification
Hospital teaching
Granulocyte transfusion
Overview of transfusion practices in perioperative and critical care
Transfusion triggers
Timing of transfusion in trauma
Exploiting alloreactivity for tumour immunotherapy
Options for T-cell based therapies
Globin gene transfer as a potential treatment for the β-thalassaemias and sickle cell disease