HAEMOVIGILANCE: STEPPING STONE TOWARDS BLOOD SAFETY- INDIAN SCENARIOAbstract
Blood transfusion is an important part of various treatment protocols. Blood should be transfused with certain precautions like drug because blood and its constituents have the propensity to cause effects like introduction of donor antigens within the recipient, transfusion reactions or exposure to numerous transfusion-transmitted diseases. Thereby, it is important for the clinicians to remember those potential risks to the recipient of blood and blood components as well as donors. Haemovigilance system includes monitoring, identification, reporting, investigation, and analysis of adverse reactions associated with transfusion. The data gained from the investigation and analysis facilitates corrective and preventive action to be taken to attenuate the potential risks related to safety and quality of blood donation and transfusion for donors and patients. Forever the developed countries have taken the lead within the haemovigilance. However, developing Asian countries like India lacks a well-established system for haemovigilance program. In this review we have compiled the various haemovigilance and blood safety studies conducted in India to know the current update of haemovigilance program in our country.
P. P. Anagha and S. Ponnusankar *
Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.
25 April 2019
08 August 2019
02 September 2019
01 February 2020