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Keywords:

  • blood transfusion chain;
  • blood transfusion services;
  • quality system;
  • quality system essentials

A generic definition of quality system describes the organizational structure, responsibilities, processes, procedures and resources required to maintain high quality products and/or services. In blood transfusion chain setting, a quality system provides a framework in a supply chain setting from a donor’s vein to a patient’s vein through the collection, processing, testing, distribution and administration of high quality, safe and effective blood and blood products.