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Haemovigilance System in EU and Japan: An Overview

Sridhar S et al. of JSS College of Pharmacy consider the haemovigilance system, which must include all appropriate stakeholders and coordinate between blood transfusion service, clinical hospital staff and transfusion labs, hospital transfusion committees, national regulatory agency and national health authorities. The resulting changes in transfusion policies, standards and guidelines, as well as improvements in blood services processes and hospital transfusion practices, result in improved patient safety.