Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Blood donor

Hemovigilance and transfusion safety: A review on the hemovigilance systems across various countries

Anila Mani , I S Chaitanya Kumar , Anand G Bodade , Amol Khade

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 2000-2007

Hemovigilance terminology is entitled to the surveillance of adverse reactions that could be encountered by blood donors and untoward effects of blood transfusion in a recipient [1]. This is a broad-spectrum aspect of blood transfusion services (BTS) as it begins from the collection of blood to the transfusion of the same to a recipient. There are a number of quality steps involving various sections of blood banking while a unit of blood is collected for the purpose of blood transfusion. Hemovigilance programmes are currently in place in a vast majority of countries to monitor donor and transfusion reaction in the view of prevention of future occurrences. This article aims to review the various hemovigilance systems across the world.

Study of blood donor deferral and blood unit deferral in blood bank

Dr. Suchitra Shetty, Dr. Shreesha Khandige, Dr. Shamkishore K

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 520-523

Blood transfusion services are the most important part of modern health care system and
maintaining the adequate supply of safe blood is an ever challenging job for blood banks. The
most important is the selection of blood donors by donor selection criteria. Blood donor
deferral is a very painful and sad experience, but retaining them for future is a very
challenging job. Hence we studied the current rate and various reasons and demographic
pattern for donor deferral in this blood bank. Study of deferral of blood donor at collection
site and donor blood deferral in blood bank will be worthwhile and enlightening. It will help
in taking corrective measures and improving strategies for donor motivation.