6. Establishment of Hemovigilance for the Testing, Storage, Distribution, Transport, and Issuing of Blood and Blood Components: The Example of Greece

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD3 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD4
  1. Constantina Politis MD1,2

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch6

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Politis, C. (2012) Establishment of Hemovigilance for the Testing, Storage, Distribution, Transport, and Issuing of Blood and Blood Components: The Example of Greece, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    Blood Transfusion Service of the Luxembourg Red Cross, Luxembourg

Author Information

  1. 1

    Athens University, Greece

  2. 2

    Head of the Hellenic Coordinating Haemovigilance Centre (SKAE), Athens, Greece

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 for testing/storage/transport, example of Greece;
  • issuing of blood components;
  • coordinating haemovigilance centre (SKAE in Greek);
  • flow chart of information;
  • TTIs;
  • epidemiological protocol for TTIs surveillance;
  • blood group serology-compatibility;
  • release of blood components;
  • transfusion component, and transfusion service personnel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Establishment of the Coordinating Haemovigilance Centre

  • Quality issues and hemovigilance procedures for testing, storage, distribution, transport, and issuing

  • Storage, release, distribution, and issuing of blood components

  • Issuing

  • References