12. The French Hemovigilance Network: From the Blood Scandal to Epidemiologic Surveillance of the Transfusion Chain

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD2 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD3
  1. Philippe Renaudier MD, MS

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch12

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Renaudier, P. (2012) The French Hemovigilance Network: From the Blood Scandal to Epidemiologic Surveillance of the Transfusion Chain, 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.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    Blood Transfusion Service of the Luxembourg Red Cross, Luxembourg

Author Information

  1. French Society of Vigilance and Transfusion Therapeutics (SFVTT), Regional Coordination of Hemovigilance, Agence Régionale de Santé, Lorraine, Nancy, France

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:

  • national or regional hemovigilance systems;
  • The French Hemovigilance Network, blood scandal to transfusion chain;
  • hemovigilance, transfusion chain linking blood donor/blood recipient;
  • l'affaire du sang, complex event with different components;
  • epidemiologic surveillance;
  • The French hemovigilance system;
  • transfusion incident report form;
  • severity or grade, four categories adapted from WHO classification;
  • hemovigilance in France, epidemiologic and transfusion safety

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The blood scandal

  • Epidemiologic surveillance

  • The French hemovigilance system

  • Selected results from 1994 to 2009

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References