16. Regulatory, Public Health, and International Aspects of Hemovigilance in Canada

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD4 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD5
  1. Peter R. Ganz PhD1,2 and
  2. Jun Wu MD, PhD3

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch16

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Ganz, P. R. and Wu, J. (2012) Regulatory, Public Health, and International Aspects of Hemovigilance in Canada, 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.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

    Blood Transfusion Service of the Luxembourg Red Cross, Luxembourg

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Biologics Evaluation, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  3. 3

    Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired, Infection Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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 in Canada;
  • Canada's HV, regulatory/public health/international aspects;
  • hemovigilance, integral aspect of blood system safety, NRAs;
  • Canada, and scope of surveillance activities, fairly broad;
  • Canada's blood system, hemovigilance importance;
  • hemovigilance in Canada, key elements;
  • scope/governance of hemovigilance system in Canada;
  • hemovigilance systems, dynamic/responsive to feedback mechanisms;
  • TTISS;
  • targeted pathogens, CJDSS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evolution of Canada's hemovigilance system

  • Further enhancement of TTISS, TESS surveillance systems

  • International linkages and Canada's roles

  • Building on the hemovigilance system within Canada's National Health Care System: Biovigilance

  • Acknowledgements

  • References