This book focuses on the health and safety of volunteer blood and HPC donors, and explores the current state of knowledge regarding risk factors for complications, including future directions for research to improve blood donor safety. Readers will develop a greater understanding of donor safety issues, blood centers will be able to implement additional strategies for preventing adverse consequences and donors will benefit from an improved donation experience.
- Central principles of donor education and counseling.
- Issues in measuring a blood donor’s hemogoblin.
- Adverse events and complications, and preventive strategies.
- Unique aspects of HPC collection.
- International efforts to establish donor hemovigilance programs.
- Collection and analysis of data on donor complications.