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In no other branch of laboratory medicine has improved technology so quickly demonstrated clinical benefit as it has in blood banking. A major consequence of this explosive growth has been to bring the blood banker into the clinical forefront to assist the clinician in selecting the appropriate product for his patient and in interpreting the results of laboratory determinations. A discussion of several blood components and procedures illustrates the dilemmas faced in blood banking today.
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