This course includes key elements of the World Health Organization strategy to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection, while increasing the availability of blood. Also presented are critical adjuncts to lab screening for improved blood safety, and the progress that has been made.
Article used: “Progress Toward Prevention of Transfusion-Transmitted Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infection─Sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-2011”, by the CDC, in MMWR, 2014 (10 pages).
Total of 2-hours / 2-points in:
- Immunohematology (ASCP's Blood Banking)