Haemovigilance: New approach for safe Blood transfusion
Haemovigilance is an urgent need of the country to identify and prevent occurrence or recurrence of transfusion related adverse reactions, thereby to increase the safety and quality of blood transfusion and blood products administration. Haemovigilance is an organised scheme of monitoring, identifying, reporting, investigating and analysing adverse events and reactions pertinent to transfusion and manufacturing blood products. Thus the information collected will facilitate corrective and preventive actions to minimise the potential risks associated with blood collection, processing and transfusion to patients. Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission has started a Haemovigilance Program of India (HvPI) in 2012 under its Pharmacovigilance Program of India (PvPI) in collaboration with National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, under Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Government of India with a primary objective to track adverse reactions/events and incidences associated with blood transfusion and blood product administration. The main objective of this article is to brief (s) about the system which monitors each and every step of transfusion reaction.
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