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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200-202

Hemovigilance: A new beginning in India

1 Department of Pharmacology, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, District Patiala, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Jaspreet Kaur Boparai
Department of Pharmacology, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Village Ram Nagar, District Patiala - 140 601, Punjab
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Source of Support: Nil., Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest.

DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.165379

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Hemovigilance plays an essential role in ensuring patient safety with regard to blood transfusions. The data generated through the hemovigilance system helps in framing important changes in the whole blood transfusion process which are useful for better patient safety. This article briefly describes the history of hemovigilance, why the need of hemovigilance was felt and also illustrates about the Hemovigilance Program of India.

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