Transfusion (journal)

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Transfusion (journal)

Transfusion (pronounced: trans-fyu-zhun) is a peer-reviewed medical journal that covers research in the field of transfusion medicine. The journal was established in 1961 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association of Blood Banks.


The term "transfusion" originates from the Latin word "transfusio", which means "pouring over". In the context of this journal, it refers to the process of transferring blood or blood components from one person (the donor) into the bloodstream of another person (the recipient).


The journal publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to all aspects of transfusion medicine, including blood donation, blood testing, blood storage, blood transfusion, and the clinical use of blood and blood components. It also covers related topics such as hematology, immunohematology, blood banking, and transplantation.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 3.042.

Related terms

  • Blood donation: The process of collecting, testing, preparing, and storing blood and blood components for later use.
  • Blood transfusion: The process of transferring blood or blood components from one person into the bloodstream of another person.
  • Transfusion reaction: An adverse reaction that occurs during or after a blood transfusion.
  • Transfusion medicine: The branch of medicine that deals with the transfusion of blood and blood components.

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