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  1. Autologous donation error rates in Canada.

    Article - En anglais


    Although certain transfusion risks are eliminated by the use of autologous blood, clerical errors may still occur.

    In addition, because of differences in donor selection criteria and donor-patient expectations, the consequences of certain errors may be different in autologous and allogeneic donations.


    In January 1996, autologous donation error rates in Canada from 1989 to November 1995 were estimated by 1) a detailed questionnaire sent to hospitals supplied by the Canadian Red Cross, Blood Services, Transfusion Center of Quebec at Montreal autologous donation program (n=31), 2) a review of that institution's quality assurance non-compliance reports, and 3) a detailed questionnaire sent to other Canadian Red Cross centers with autologous donation programs (n=16) and hospital-based autologous programs in Canada (n=3).

    The total number of autologous donations collected was determined from Canadian Red Cross annual reports and information supplied by hospital-based programs.


    There were 113 errors reported for 16,873 units collected by the Montreal center (1/149 units) based on collection center and hospital data.

    The most frequent errors were the late receipt of units for surgery (25% of errors) or the receipt of units in the wrong hospital (23%). Other Canadian programs reported 166 errors for approximately 53,500 units collected (1/322 units). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Don sang, Système autologue, Banque sang, Erreur, Organisation, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Transfusion

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Blood donation, Autologous system, Blood bank, Error, Organization, Human, Canada, North America, America, Transfusion

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0325052

    Code Inist : 002B27D01. Création : 12/09/1997.