Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices (6th Edition) – eBook

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  • Author: Denise M. Harmening
  • Series: Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practice
  • File Size: 20 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 608 pages
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 6th edition (July 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HYHB82G
  • ISBN-10: 0803626827
  • ISBN-13: 9780803626829

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About The Author

Denise Harmening

Denise Harmening

Denise is the founding Chair of two departments: Clinical Laboratory Science at Thomas Jefferson University and the Department of Medical & Research Technology at the University of Maryland. She was professor, Chair and Assistant Dean during her tenure at the University of Maryland. In 1999 she received the “Excellence in Education Award” a national recognition given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. In 2003 and 2001 she was named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” by the Daily Record in recognition for her contributions to communities in the state of Maryland. In 2008 she received the American Association of Blood Banks “Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship” and the Massachusetts Association of Blood Banks “Karen Tiegerman Memorial Lectureship Award.”

Dr. Denise Harmening also held the position of Director of Instruction and Customer Learning, Heritage Division, the American Red Cross in 2009 and 2008. In this role Denise developed an online continuing education program for laboratory professionals and physicians called SUCCESS, a Series of Unique Consistent Continuing Education Self-Study programs She has been the principle investigator for seven grants from Health and Human Services, and has completed over fifteen clinical trials. Dr. Harmening has served on numerous national, statewide, and local committees and advisory boards. Currently, she is a member of the ASCP Editorial Advisory Board: Medscape Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, but has served as Chair of the Research and Development Committee of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Harmening was a member of the National Commission on Allied Health Implementation Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services from 1996 to 1998.

She has been in the field of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine for over twenty five years. Her research in red cell and platelet preservation has led to 7 patents. Dr. Harmening’s original research dealt with the use of solid time-released buffering systems for the storage of red cells and platelets. Her current research focuses on CD34+ stem cells isolated from cord blood, and she was the first to investigate the effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 on untreated and CD34-selected umbilical cord blood.

In the future, Dr. Harmening would like to expand and improve her current publications and venture into new areas of writing.

Thoroughly revised and updated, “Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices 6th Edition continues to set the standard for developing a comprehensive understanding of modern routine blood banking and transfusion practices. Building from a review of the basic sciences to the how and why of clinical practice, this PDF etextbook is the ideal guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices.

  • More than 500 illustrations, tables, and boxes aid in mastering difficult concepts, including those not routinely illustrated and highlighted in other textbooks.
  • Full-color, step-by-step photographs illustrating ABO forward and reverse blood grouping.
  • Discussions of the legal and ethical aspects of providing blood collection and transfusion services.
  • Coverage of transfusion for transplantation.
  • Registry-style review questions and answers at the end of each chapter, providing immediate feedback for students.
  • Complete coverage of all blood group systems.
  • Summary charts at the end of each chapter highlighting concepts and information important in clinical settings.
  • Information on quality assurance and informational systems in the blood bank.
  • “Antigen-Antibody Characteristic” charts on the inside covers of the book for easy access to the vast amount of information related to the blood group systems.


  • Case Studies with accompanying answers and questions that emphasize the practical application of the content, linking the science to the patient.
  • More streamlined and user-friendly format that is now divided into six Units.
  • 3 new chapters…
    • Cellular Therapy
    • issue Banking: A New Role for Transfusion Service
    • Utilization Management
  • “Zooming In” feature that asks questions in the legends to encourage a closer look at the illustrations.


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