About the editors

THEODORE E. WARKENTIN is Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and Department of Medicine, McMaster University; and Associate Head, Transfusion Medicine, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program; and Hematologist, Service of Clinical Hematology, Hamilton Health Sciences, all in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The author, coauthor, or editor of more than 200 professional publications, journal articles, and book chapters, Dr. Warkentin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Warkentin received the M.D. degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and completed postgraduate studies in internal medicine and clinical hematology, respectively, at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

ANDREAS GREINACHER is Director of the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Institute for Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University-Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany. Dr. Greinacher received the M.D. degree from the Julius Maximilian University, Wiirzburg, Germany, and finished training in clinical immunology and transfusion medicine at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 200 professional publications, journal articles, and book chapters.

Front cover: Iceberg model of HIT. The two top levels depict HIT (with and without associated thrombosis); the lower three levels infer sensitivity/specificity profiles of three different assays for HIT antibodies (see Chap. 3). Courtesy of |o-Ann I. Sheppard, B.Sc.

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