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Vol 65, No 1 (2014)
TROPICAL MEDICINE Review articles
Published online: 2014-03-24
Submitted: 2014-03-24
Accepted: 2014-03-24
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Selected epidemiological aspects of fresh whole blood application in the Polish Field Hospital in Afghanistan

Adam Olszewski, Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Anna Lass
DOI: 10.5603/MH.2014.0006
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International Maritime Health 2014;65(1):23-27.

open access

Vol 65, No 1 (2014)
TROPICAL MEDICINE Review articles
Published online: 2014-03-24
Submitted: 2014-03-24
Accepted: 2014-03-24

Abstract

Minimisation of blood transmitted diseases is a basic element of all blood transfusion strategies. Civilian health service standards used in peacetime may be difficult to implement in a battlefield. The risk of blood-borne diseases depends on the applied donor qualification procedures and the epidemiological situation in the areas of military operations. The authors discuss various epidemiological aspects considered when selecting potential donors of fresh whole blood for a Walking Blood Bank at the Polish Field Hospital in Afghanistan.

Abstract

Minimisation of blood transmitted diseases is a basic element of all blood transfusion strategies. Civilian health service standards used in peacetime may be difficult to implement in a battlefield. The risk of blood-borne diseases depends on the applied donor qualification procedures and the epidemiological situation in the areas of military operations. The authors discuss various epidemiological aspects considered when selecting potential donors of fresh whole blood for a Walking Blood Bank at the Polish Field Hospital in Afghanistan.
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Keywords

fresh whole blood, donor qualification, Walking Blood Bank, Afghanistan

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Title

Selected epidemiological aspects of fresh whole blood application in the Polish Field Hospital in Afghanistan

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 65, No 1 (2014)

Pages

23-27

Published online

2014-03-24

DOI

10.5603/MH.2014.0006

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2014;65(1):23-27.

Keywords

fresh whole blood
donor qualification
Walking Blood Bank
Afghanistan

Authors

Adam Olszewski
Krzysztof Korzeniewski
Anna Lass

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