Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2996
SILVA BALLESTER, Hilda M et al. Development of a system of hemosurveillance in “Iluminado Rodríguez” Hospital of Jagüey Grande municipality, Matanzas . Rev Cubana Hematol Inmunol Hemoter [online]. 2006, vol.22, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2996.
From January 2003 to December 2005, a system of hemosurveillance was developed in our country aimed at increasing the transfusional safety by reducing the adverse effects of transfusion and the adequate use of blood and its components. A report of the transfusional reactions was made, a Hospital Committee of Hemosurveillance was created (that allowed to have a more efficient use of the blood and its components), and a rapid system of alert that make posible to take appropiate decisions in a minimum of time was established at this hospital. A continual upgrading program was implemented for professionasl and technicians that were directly related to the Blood Program in order to enhance their scientific and technical level, and a campaign of recruitment and retention of donors was carried out. The results of these actions show the efficiency of the system: increase of the transfusional safety through the reduction of transfusional reactions from 15, in 2002, to 6, in 2005; absence of serious adverse effects; erradication of the consumption of total blood; decrease of the use of red blood cells and plasma; elevation of the upgrading level on this topic among professionals and technicians; and the supply of safe blood to the population
Palabras llave : Hemosurveillance; transfusional reactions; transfusional safety; safe blood.