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“Haemovigilance is a set of organised surveillance procedures relating to serious adverse or unexpected events or reactions in donors or recipients and the follow up of these reactions and events.” (EU Directive 2002/98/EC)


• Receive and follow up reports of adverse reactions/events connected with transfusion of blood components/products and provide feedback information to the Hospital Transfusion Committee and the National Haemovigilance Office
• Report adverse reaction to the National Haemovigilance Office according to an agreed procedure.
• Provide medical, scientific and nursing analysis of adverse reaction reports.
• Implement improvements on the safety of transfusion.
• Development of clinical guidelines for the hospital in relation to the use of blood components/products.
• Implementation of the training of medical, nursing and technical staff in haemovigilance.
• Audit the hospital in relation to transfusion practice
• A major part of the remit is education, training and support in relation to best transfusion practice at hospital level.


Kate Strathern – Clinical Nurse Manager II
tel:   (01) 663 9865
fax:  (01) 271 3096

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