We are indebted to many of our colleagues for providing helpful suggestions and for proofreading the text. In particular we wish to thank Dr Helen McCarthy, Specialist Registrar in Haematology; Dr Jo Piercy, Specialist Registrar in Haematology; Dr Tanay Sheth, SHO in Haematology, Southampton; Sisters Clare Heather and Ann Jackson, Haematology Day Unit, Southampton General Hospital; Dr Mike Williams, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthetics; Dr Frank Boulton, Wessex Blood Transfusion Service, Southampton; Dr Paul Spargo, Consultant Anaesthetist, Southampton University Hospitals; Dr Sheila Bevin, Staff Grade Paediatrician; Dr Mike Hall, Consultant Neonatologist; Dr Judith Marsh, Consultant Haematologist, St George's Hospital, London; Joan Newman, Haematology Transplant Coordinator, Southampton; Professor Sally Davies, Consultant Haematologist, Imperial College School of Medicine, Central Middlesex Hospital, London; Dr Denise O'Shaughnessy, Consultant Haematologist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust; Dr Kornelia Cinkotai, Consultant Haematologist, Barts and The London NHS Trust; Dr Mansel Haeney, Consultant Immunologist, Hope Hospital, Salford; Dr Simon Rule, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth; Dr Adam Mead, Specialist Registrar Barts and The London; Dr Chris Knechtli, Consultant Haematologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath. And finally, we would like to thank Alastair Smith, Morag Chisholm and Andrew Duncombe for their contributions to the first edition of the handbook.

Warm thanks are also extended to Oxford University Press, and in particular Catherine Barnes, commissioning editor for medicine. She has been a calming influence throughout the reworking of the handbook. Kate Martin, production manager, has helped immensely with artwork and matters of book design. Our thanks also go to Georgia Pinteau, PA to Catherine, who has facilitated throughout, chasing up electronic artwork and other materials required for the book.

Typographical notes—the entire book was typeset using Quark Express™ 4.11 on a Mac G4 minitower. Body text is a modified Gill Sans (designed and very kindly supplied by Jonathan Coleclough) with headings/subheadings in Frutiger and Gill Sans. Symbols comprise Universal Greek w. Math Pi, Zapf Dingbats, Universal News w. Commercial Pi, and a modified version of Murray Longmore's OUP font (modified by Jonathan Coleclough).

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