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By Jeanne Linden

Ny kingdom division of overall healthiness, Albany. present and authoritative reference at the hazards and risk-preventing options of blood transfusions. Compiles info at the reactions, immunological issues, and strength for affliction transmission with regards to blood transfusions in a vast context.

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In a 2-year series (1993–1994) at one large American Red Cross center, 199 (40%) of 492 reports of postdonation information were obtained through the mechanism of telephone callback (148). 033% of donations. Classification of the postdonation reports revealed that 30% were due to acute illness, 25% to possible hepatitis risk, and 29% to possible HIV risk. A Canadian blood center evaluated the occurrence of bacteremia in blood units drawn from donors who called back to report diarrhea, vomiting, fever, severe pharyngitis, or diagnosed streptococcal pharyngitis within 7 days of donation (149).

Chicago: American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1991:207. 2. Klein HG, ed. Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. 17th ed. Bethesda, MD: American Association of Blood Banks, 1996. 3. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration. 36 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Kleinman The Code of Federal Regulations. S. Government Printing Office, 1996. ) Grossman BJ, Kollins P, Lau PM, et al. Screening blood donors for gastrointestinal illness: a strategy to eliminate carriers of Yersinia enterocolitica.

Blood Donor Screening and Transfusion Safety 31 In summary, CUE has poor sensitivity and specificity but nevertheless may prevent the transfusion of a very small number of units that cause infection in recipients. C. Telephone Callback and Postdonation Information Reports A further safeguard intended to increase transfusion safety is the mechanism of telephone callback (1). At the time of blood donation, donors receive instructions that they may call the blood center sometime after the donation to report additional pertinent medical history information.

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