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Implications of Confidential Unit Exclusion in Providing Sufficient Safe Blood for the National Health System

Authors
Journal
Hepatitis Monthly
1735-143X
Publisher
Kowsar Medical Institute
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.1735143x.765
Keywords
  • Editorial
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

11(11).indd KOWSAR Journal home page: www.HepatMon.com Implications of Confidential Unit Exclusion in Providing Sufficient Safe Blood for the National Health System Abdol Majid Cheraghali 1,2* 1 Iran Blood Transfusion Organization Research Center, Tehran, IR Iran 2 Department of Pharmacology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Hepat Mon.2011;11(11):877-879. DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.1735143X.765 * Corresponding author: Abdol Majid Cheraghali, Iran Blood Transfusion Organization, Tehran, IR Iran. Tel: +98-9121238086, Fax: +98-2188601580, E- mail: [email protected] DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.1735143X.765 Copyright c 2011, BRCGL, Published by Kowsar M.P.Co. All rights reserved. A R T I C L E I N F O Article history: Received: 29 Oct 2011 Revised: 25 Nov 2011 Accepted: 29 Nov 2011 Keywords: Iran Blood Transfusion Blood Safety Article type: Editorial Please cite this paper as: Cheraghali AM. Implications of Confidential Unit Exclusion in Providing Sufficient Safe Blood for the National Health System. Hepat Mon. 2011;11(11):877-79. DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.1735143X.765 Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical edu- cation: Access to sufficient safe blood and blood products is a basic medical “right” for all patients in need of such products. Therefore, policy makers should implement a balanced national blood policy that compromises neither the safety nor the availability of the blood. c 2011, BRCGL, Published by Kowsar M.P.Co. All rights reserved. Blood transfusion at present and for the foreseeable future will be an essential component of health care sys- tems. Blood transfusion is one of the most important life- saving medical interventions which save millions of lives each year. Constant needs of patients waiting for surgery or suffering from trauma, severe anemia or complica- tions of pregnancy to the blood and/or its components which necessitates the availability of timely and safe blood transfusion in healt

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