18. The Australian Hemovigilance System

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD6 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD7
  1. Erica M. Wood MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA1,2,
  2. Lisa J. Stevenson RN, Grad Dip Health Med Law6,
  3. Simon A. Brown MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FRACP, FRCPA3 and
  4. Christopher J. Hogan MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCPA4,5

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch18

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Wood, E. M., Stevenson, L. J., Brown, S. A. and Hogan, C. J. (2012) The Australian Hemovigilance System, 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.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 6

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

  2. 7

    Blood Transfusion Service of the Luxembourg Red Cross, Luxembourg

Author Information

  1. 1

    Blood Matters Program, Department of Health and Australian Red Cross Blood, Service, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Haematology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Queensland Blood Management Program & Pathology, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  4. 4

    National Blood Authority, Canberra, Australia

  5. 5

    Australian Haemovigilance Advisory Committee, Canberra, Australia

  6. 6

    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:

  • The Australian hemovigilance system;
  • Australia, one of the safest blood supplies in the world;
  • Australia's hemovigilance programs;
  • Australia, and national health system;
  • TGA, national regulatory authority for blood components;
  • Australian regional hemovigilance systems;
  • Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting (STIR) system;
  • Queensland Incidents in Transfusion (QiiT);
  • New South Wales Blood Watch;
  • Australian national hemovigilance arrangements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The blood sector and context for hemovigilance programs in Australia

  • Examples from Australian regional hemovigilance systems

  • Australian national hemovigilance arrangements

  • Data from other sources

  • Communication/reporting

  • Lessons learned from implementing hemovigilance in Australia

  • Research opportunities in hemovigilance

  • Conclusions/future directions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References