The Clinical Consultative Role of the Blood Bank in Transfusion Medicine

  • C. Th. Smit Sibinga
Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 31)


In 1991 during one of the consultations organized by the WHO Global Blood Safety Initiative [1], a working definition of Transfusion Medicine was composed and defined in consensus to facilitate communication, evaluation and exchange of information and expertise. The definition reads:
  • ‘Transfusion Medicine deals with that part of the Health Care System which undertakes the appropriate provision and use of human blood resources.’

  • Transfusion Medicine thereby provides the essential scientific and clinical information for transfusion practice and the link between the altruistic blood donor and the patient.


Transfusion Medicine Good Manufacture Practice Transfusion Practice Decision Taking Transfusion Policy 
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