The second edition of the NATA textbook, entitled Alternatives to Blood Transfusion in Transfusion Medicine

and co-edited by Prof. Alice Maniatis, Prof. Philippe Van der Linden and Prof. Jean-Francois Hardy, was released on October 1, 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell.

The book includes 47 chapters contributed by recognized experts from various specialties. The chapters are divided into the following sections:

1. History and Development of Transfusion Medicine
2. Allogeneic Blood Usage–Risks and Benefits
3. Volume Replacement
4. Tolerance of Anemia
5. Perioperative Hemostasis
6. Transfusion Triggers
7. Alternatives to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion
8. Legal and Ethical Issues in Transfusion Medicine
9. Cost Issues