Based on the proceedings of the International Convocation on Immunology held recently at the State University of New York at Buffalo, this up-to-date resource provides a state-of-the-art examination of blood transfusion practice and its future possibilities.
Explains the immunological effects of blood transfusion as well as its immunological and

The Ernest Witebsky Memorial Lecture

Red but Not Dead: Not a Hapless Sac of Hemoglobin, T.J. Greenwalt

Infectious Agents and Their Removal from Blood and Blood Components

Viral Contamination of Blood Components and Approaches for Reduction of Infectivity, R.Y. Dodd
Reducing the Infectivity of Blood Components-What we Have Learned, L.I. Friedman, R.R. Stromberg, and S.J. Wagner
Photodynamic Virus Inactivation of Blood Components, H. Mohr, B. Lambrecht, and A. Selz
Leukocyte Filtration Mechanisms: Factors Influencing the Removal of Infectious Agents from Red Cell Concentrates, I. Steneker, R.N.I. Pietersz, and H.W. Reesink
Use of Leukodepletion Filters for the Removal of Bacteria, W. Dzik
Transfusion-Transmitted Cytomegalovirus Infection, R.A. Bowden

Testing for Infectious Agents

Existing Problems in the Testing for Infectious Diseases, K. Sazama
Testing Blood Donors for HIV: Current Controversies, M.P. Busch
Hepatitis Testing, C. Bianco
Bacterial Contamination of Blood Products and the Value of Pre-tranfusion Testing, M.A. Blajchman


What is Important on the Red Blood Cell Surface, P. Tippett
Functional Factors in the Red Cell Membrane: Interactions Between the Membrane and Its Underlying Skeleton, D.J. Anstee, N.J. Hemming, and M.J.A. Tanner
Hot Spots in the Red Cell Membrane: Molecular Aspects of Some Red Cell Antigens, G. Daniels
Blood Group Antigens as Tumor Markers, Parasitic/Bacterial/Viral Receptors, and Their Association with Immunologically Important Proteins, G. Garratty
The Role of the Lymphocyte in an Immune Response, K. Balakrishman and L.E. Adams
Neutrophil Antigens, from Bench to Bedside, A.E.G. Kr. Von dem Borne, M. de Haas, D. Roos, C.H.E. Homburg, and C.E. van der Schoot
Anti-idiotypes to HLA and Their Role in Transplantation, E. Reed

Immunological Effects of Blood Transfusion

Immunologic Effects of Blood Transfusion, P.I. Tartter