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Part 03 Donor Vigilance

The data contained in this report has been collected and the report compiled by the Blood Service using data gathered from adverse events reported via the Donor Adverse Event (DAE) database. Collection staff are responsible for the immediate management of adverse reactions which occur at the blood donor centre and for registration of these adverse events. Medical Services staff are responsible for registering events which are reported to the Blood Service after the donor has left the donor centre. Events are classified by a centralised team according to standard definitions which are largely based on definitions endorsed by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Haemovigilance Working Party. Donors are followed up by Medical Services staff according to the type and severity of reaction reported (refer to Appendix III: Definition of Donor Adverse Events). Donor haemovigilance data and trends are regularly monitored by the Donor and Product Safety Advisory Committee and the Blood Service Clinical Governance Committee to evaluate the impact of changes in donor selection criteria, donation processes and interventions to improve donor safety. There is also regular reporting to the Blood Service Executive and Board.

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