21. Hemovigilance in the European Community

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

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch21

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Faber, J.-C. (2012) Hemovigilance in the European Community, 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.ch21

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. Blood Transfusion Service of the Luxembourg Red Cross, Luxembourg

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 at the international level;
  • hemovigilance in the European Community;
  • EU's HV displays many different facets;
  • CoE, documents and guidelines;
  • EU's decisions, taken as closely to the citizens as possible;
  • legal framework set by community legislation;
  • Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council;
  • Directive 2004/33/EC5;
  • Commission Directive of 2005, the third Daughter Directive;
  • EC directives, transposed by Member States into national legislation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Legal framework set by Community legislation

  • Transposition by Member States

  • Future of European hemovigilance

  • Conclusions

  • References