The Virtue of Reality: Global Strategies in the Management of Transfusion-Related Risks

  • F. M. Delaney
Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 34)


Literature and history are replete with allegories that speak to virtue “not as something to be possessed, but as the central part of human nature- not as something to have but as something to be” [1]. To Aristotle, virtue in man is the activity of reason and rationally ordered habits. Yet when one examines the fundamental traits of human character — honesty, compassion, courage and perseverance — reality is not be found. Yet if global strategies for the management of transfusion-related risks are to be fostered, reality — what is real or existent or underlies appearances — must be taken fully into account.


Global Strategy Jigsaw Puzzle Blood Safety Quality Assessment Criterion Member State Level 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. Delaney
    • 1
  1. 1.Service Contract with DGV/F of the European CommissionLuxemburgBelgium

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