5. Preparation of Blood Components

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD2 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD3
  1. Tomislav Vuk MD

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch5

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Vuk, T. (2012) Preparation of Blood Components, 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.ch5

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. Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655276

Online ISBN: 9781118338179



  • blood component preparation;
  • transfusion treatment, specific/unique place in clinical practice;
  • processing of blood components, link in transfusion medicine chain;
  • GMP principles, to ensure specified quality demands;
  • surveillance mechanisms, in preventing adverse events;
  • establishment of appropriate quality indicators;
  • blood components, from human blood for prevention/treatment;
  • quality planning of blood collection;
  • storage of blood products;
  • blood product quality control


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Products and processes: Standards, specifications, and documentation

  • Documentation of jobs: Tasks and responsibilities

  • Monitoring and assessment

  • Implementation and evaluation of measures for improvement

  • Training and assessment

  • References