Risk Management in Blood Transfusion: The Virtue of Reality: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen 1998, organized by the Blood Bank Noord Nederland / Edition 1

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Risk Management in Blood Transfusion is unique in providing a fairly c omplete overview of the various aspects of risk perception in relation to blood transfusion. Inspired by an unequalled authority as Dr. Harv ey Alter, an extremely competent and talented panel of authors provide s a balanced opinion on how to manage risk in blood transfusion; a tru e virtue of reality.

Disc. perception of risk, mgmt of infection defined risks & immune defined risks, etc.

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Table of Contents

Moderators and Speakers
Foreword
Does Perceived Risk Withhold People from Donating Blood? 3
Managing Risks from an Insurer's Perceptive 23
Bad Blood or the Elixir of Life? Perceived Risk of Blood Transfusions 27
The Role of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Defining Transfusion Medicine Policy 47
Discussion 59
Risks of Transfusion-Transmitted Infection: A Comparative Analysis of Then and Now 69
Prevention of Transfusion Transmissible Infections: The Impact of the Recent Past on Current Decision Making 81
Management of Infection-Defined Risks 95
Closing the Window of Early HIV Infection by Incorporation of HIV p24 Ag Detection 105
GAT Testing: Added Value? 109
Discussion 119
The Role of T and B Cells in Transfusion-Related Immune Reactions: Cytokines and the Removal of Apoptic Material 131
Involvement of B-cells in Peripheral Scrapie Pathogenesis 133
Alternative Approaches to Prevention of Alloimmunisation: A Virtue of Reality? 141
Transfusion-Associated Immunomodulation in Cancer Recurrence and Postoperative Infection: Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials 147
Does General Leukodepletion Provide Any Better Outcome? 163
Discussion 169
Haemovigilance: An Approach to Risk Management and Control 181
Evidence-Based Transfusion Medicine: A Fundamental Part of Risk Management 191
Safety and Supply Issues from Consumers Point of View 201
The Value of Education to Improve Perception, Acceptance and Communication of Transfusion-Related Risk 207
This is the Bloody Limit 213
The Virtue of Reality: Global Strategies in the Management of Transfusion-Related Risks 219
Discussion 223
Index 231
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