20. Arab Hemovigilance Network

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD4 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD5
  1. Salwa Hindawi MD, FRCPath, CTM1,
  2. Magdy Elekiaby MSc, MD2 and
  3. Gamal Gabra MD3

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch20

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Hindawi, S., Elekiaby, M. and Gabra, G. (2012) Arab Hemovigilance Network, 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.ch20

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

    Blood Transfusion Services, King Abdalaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  2. 2

    Head of Blood Transfusion Center, Shabrawishi Hospital, Giza, Egypt

  3. 3

    Transfusion Medicine Consultant, Birmingham Blood Transfusion Center, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655276

Online ISBN: 9781118338179



  • Arab Hemovigilance Network;
  • hemovigilance, system to record unwanted outcomes;
  • ISBT-ATMC (Transfusion Medicine Course);
  • AHN system policies, hemovigilance policies;
  • specific tasks, for surveillance transfusion therapy;
  • establishing a regional system (the AHN);
  • adverse events, with collection and testing;
  • AHN evidence-based, safety/quality of blood transfusion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Introducing the Arab Hemovigilance Network

  • Hemovigilance policies

  • Basic clinical and organizational guidelines and requirements for effective hemovigilance in all hospitals

  • Establishing a regional system (the AHN)

  • Conclusion

  • References