1. Introduction

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD1 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD2
  1. René R. P. de Vries MD

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch1

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

de Vries, R. R. P. (2012) Introduction, in Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety (eds R. R. P. De Vries and J.-C. Faber), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Blood Transfusion Service of the Luxembourg Red Cross, Luxembourg

Author Information

  1. Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655276

Online ISBN: 9781118338179

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Keywords:

  • hemovigilance, dealing with safety of blood transfusion;
  • blood safety and surveillance;
  • teaching aid, for teachers and students of hemovigilance;
  • “the how” examples of actual information derived;
  • introduction to hemovigilance;
  • surveillance of the blood transfusion chain;
  • national and regional hemovigilance systems;
  • hemovigilance at the international level;
  • hemovigilance, three important new developments;
  • hemovigilance in developing countries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why did we produce this book?

  • Who would want to read or consult this book?

  • What can you expect to find in this book?

  • How to use this book?

  • References