Chapter 18. The Role of Haemovigilance in Transfusion Safety

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist3,4 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader5,6
  1. James P. AuBuchon MD, FCAP, FRCP(Edin) Professor President CEO1,2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch18

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

AuBuchon, J. P. (2009) The Role of Haemovigilance in Transfusion Safety, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 4

    NHS Blood and Transplant and Department of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

  3. 5

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 2

    Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761

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Keywords:

  • transfusion safety;
  • European haemovigilance network (EHN);
  • reliability of medical care systems;
  • hospital transfusion service;
  • international society of blood transfusion (ISBT);
  • error reporting;
  • haemovigilance data;
  • graft-versus-host disease (GVHD);
  • pathogen inactivation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origin and impetus

  • Key elements and residual questions

  • Learning from experience

  • Key points

  • Further reading