9. Preparation of Blood Components

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD2 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD3
  1. Erhard Seifried MD, PhD,
  2. Reinhard Henschler MD, Head,
  3. Juergen Luhm PhD,
  4. Thea Mueller-Kuller Dipl Biol,
  5. Hans-Ulrich Pfeiffer,
  6. Walid Sireis MUDr and
  7. Markus M. Mueller

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch9

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Seifried, E., Henschler, R., Luhm, J., Mueller-Kuller, T., Pfeiffer, H.-U., Sireis, W. and Mueller, M. M. (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.ch9

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. German Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Baden-Wuerttemberg—Hessen, Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology, JW Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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 of safe and sufficient blood components;
  • high technical and preparatory standards, reached;
  • quality management of certified/accredited blood transfusion service;
  • products and processes, for preparation of blood components;
  • registration of incoming data and raw material;
  • error management in blood component preparation;
  • quality management;
  • blood components, complex and work-intensive process;
  • implementation/evaluation for improvement


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Products and processes: Standards, specifications, and documentation

  • Documentation of jobs: Tasks and responsibilities, training and assessment

  • Monitoring and assessment

  • Implementation and evaluation of measures for improvement

  • Conclusion

  • References