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01 Blood Safety Management

The Division of Human Blood Safety Surveillance contributes to the blood donor protection and blood safety management by conducting the research for blood management and transfusion safety policies, inspection on bood establishments, and investigation of adverse effects of transfusion and transfusion-transmitted infections.

Blood Safety Management flow

  1. 1Blood donor
  2. 2Blood donor
    volunteer interview
  3. 3Donor suitabilit
    for blood donation/
    Donor screening
  4. 4Blood
  5. 5Blood
    screening test
  6. 6Management of
    blood qualityBlood bank inspection
  7. 7Transfusion
  8. 8Investing ation of
    infections(TTI) and
    transfusion reactions

Blood Donors Safety and Eligibility

  • Management of eligibility criteria for blood donor selection
    • To determine blood donors’ eligibility for ensuring the safety of donors and recipients
    • Provide information of transfusion-transmittable infectious diseases to blood banks
  • Korea Blood Inventory Monitoring System
    • Operating blood-related information management system, analyze the information and statistics of blood safety and supply
  • Monitoring of adverse donor reactions
  • Promotion of blood donation and education related to blood safety management
    • Public relationship related to raise awareness about blood donations

Inspection on Blood Establishment

  • Blood center inspection and evaluation: conducting the periodic evaluations for blood centers every 2-year
    • Contents of evaluation: quality control, donor protection, blood collection management, accuracy of donor blood screening test, stability of blood products manufacturing, storage and supply process
  • Education to blood establishment inspector and blood bank personnel
  • Monitoring deviation report and quality management
  • Monitoring periodic status of blood screening tests: quarterly review the state and results of donor screening test reported from blood establishments

Transfusion safety

  • Haemovigilance
    • Blood management system: reporting information about blood usage at hospitals
    • Surveillance of transfusion reactions or process errors: reporting transfusion related error and reactions in hospitals
  • Assistance for small and medium sized hospitals
    • Education to medical staffs about blood management at hospital
    • Regional network of transfusion services: conducting the regional transfusion committee by composing regional association of small, medium and large sized hospitals and blood establishments
  • Publishment and distribution of transfusion guideline and educational materials including videos and so on
  • Korean rare blood program(KRBP)
    • Voluntary reports from hospitals regarding rare blood cases or unexpected antibodies
    • Supporting additional tests for blood type identification
    • Holding a symposium about the rare blood program

Investigation of Transfusion-Transmitted infections(TTI) and transfusion reactions

Investigation of Transfusion-Transmitted infections(TTI) and transfusion reactions
Doner to Recipient Doner-triggered lookback investigation, Recipient to Doner Recipient-triggered traceback investigation
  • Recipient-triggered traceback investigation
    • Investigation carried out when the suspected case of TTI is reported from the hospital
  • Donor-triggered lookback investigation
    • Investigation on the recipients of previous donated blood of the donor whose most recent donor screening tests result or post-donation information has presented a risk of TTI.