About this Research Topic
Transfusion medicine faces many challenges, from blood donor selection, to blood collection, processing and storage, pre-transfusion testing, blood transfusion therapy and finally to outcome assessment in blood product recipients. The ultimate goal is the safe and effective use of blood products in the treatment or prevention of disease.
Research in veterinary transfusion medicine has been growing over the last decades and the use of blood products has become essential in the supportive care of critically ill patients and in the prevention of hemorrhagic or coagulation disorders. In veterinary medicine, blood is commonly processed into its different components, most notably red blood cells and plasma. However, additional specialty products such as lyophilized platelets, coagulation factors, and cryoprecipitate are leading to advances in veterinary transfusion medicine.
Despite the growing interest and emerging research in veterinary transfusion medicine, most information is still extrapolated from human medicine. Therefore, more species-specific research is needed in the area of veterinary transfusion medicine.
This Research Topic will review the latest research in veterinary transfusion medicine, and will provide a complete picture of the current knowledge and future updates in this discipline in all animals species. The content will be useful for advanced researchers, practicing veterinarians, technicians and nurses working in emergency and critical care medicine.
The aim of this Research Topic is to cover novel recent and emerging research trends in veterinary transfusion medicine. Areas to be covered in this research topic may include, but are not limited to, reviews (mini review, systematic review, focused review), original research, brief research reports and case reports on veterinary transfusion medicine with special emphasis on the evaluation of physiology, current evidence, and future directions related to:
* veterinary blood banking
* blood compatibility and blood compatibility testing
* transfusion reaction
* blood donor screening
* blood recipient evaluation
All researchers and veterinarians involved in transfusion medicine from basic sciences to biology and medicine are welcomed to submit their contribution.
Conflict of interest statements:
Topic Editor Shauna Blois has received discounted or free materials for transfusion-related clinical research from Alvedia Inc and DMS Laboratories in the past 5 years.
Topic Editor Isabelle Goy-Thollot has received discounted or free materials for transfusion-related clinical research from Alvedia Inc.
Keywords: Transfusion, blood unit, blood component, blood donor, blood recipient
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