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Vol 7, No 4 (2014)
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Published online: 2014-12-31
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Rapid Alert System on Blood and Blood Components (RAB) — tasks and basic functions

Agata Płodzich, Aleksandra Rosiek, Elżbieta Lachert, Jolanta Antoniewicz-Papis
Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2014;7(4):125-139.

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Vol 7, No 4 (2014)
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Published online: 2014-12-31

Abstract

Rapid Alert System for Human Blood and Blood Components (RAB) is a platform for Competent Authorities to exchange information on all sudden and unexpected incidents that may have impacton the safety of blood and blood components. The system was developed and launched by the European Commission following the recommendations of Commission Directive 2005/61/EC of 30 September 2005. The ultimate aim of the system is to facilitate the exchange of informationto prevent cross-border incidents and undertake immediate measures for the purpose of strengthening the safety of patients that undergo medical treatment involving blood and blood products. RAB will be used in parallel with existing national vigilance systems which collectand manage the alerts related to blood donated and issued for clinical use by the Member State.

Abstract

Rapid Alert System for Human Blood and Blood Components (RAB) is a platform for Competent Authorities to exchange information on all sudden and unexpected incidents that may have impacton the safety of blood and blood components. The system was developed and launched by the European Commission following the recommendations of Commission Directive 2005/61/EC of 30 September 2005. The ultimate aim of the system is to facilitate the exchange of informationto prevent cross-border incidents and undertake immediate measures for the purpose of strengthening the safety of patients that undergo medical treatment involving blood and blood products. RAB will be used in parallel with existing national vigilance systems which collectand manage the alerts related to blood donated and issued for clinical use by the Member State.
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Keywords

Rapid Alert System for Human Blood and Blood Components (RAB), hemovigilance, quality and safety of blood

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Title

Rapid Alert System on Blood and Blood Components (RAB) — tasks and basic functions

Journal

Journal of Transfusion Medicine

Issue

Vol 7, No 4 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

125-139

Published online

2014-12-31

Bibliographic record

Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2014;7(4):125-139.

Keywords

Rapid Alert System for Human Blood and Blood Components (RAB)
hemovigilance
quality and safety of blood

Authors

Agata Płodzich
Aleksandra Rosiek
Elżbieta Lachert
Jolanta Antoniewicz-Papis

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