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Transfusion Medicine Management

 | Post date: 2019/04/6 | 
Transfusion Medicine Management

Amini Kafi-Abad, Sedigheh & Omidkhoda, Azadeh & Pourfathollah, Ali. (2018). Analysis of hospital blood components wastage in Iran (2005-2015). Transfusion and Apheresis Science. 10.1016/j.transci.2018.11.001.

Zare A, Pourfathollah AA, Pourpak Z, Szebeni J, Ghaffari SMR, Kardar GA. Peptide-based Vaccines Derived from FceRI beta subunit can reduce allergic response in mice model. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2017;16(4):289-297.

Daneshmandi S, Nourizadeh M, Pourpak Z, Pourfathollah AA. Eliciting Th1 immune response using casein (Alpha S1)-loaded Dendritic Cells. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2017;16(2):159-168.

Hojjati MT, Azarkeivan A, Pourfathollah AA, Amirizadeh N. Comparison of MicroRNAs Mediated in Reactivation of the γ-Globin in β-Thalassemia Patients, Responders and Non-Responders to Hydroxyurea. Hemoglobin 2017;41(2):110-115.


The role of laboratory in the safety enhancement of blood and blood components is long practiced and irreplaceable. The medical diagnosis laboratories have developed abreast with significant advances in transfusion medicine and have greatly helped the domain of transfusion medicine keep up with international standards. Annually more than 4 million blood and blood components are prepared and delivered to patients. Blood banks act as one of the most important chains in ensuring safe blood transfusion. Conducting cross matching tests, retyping of blood groups, antibody screening, and maintaining the cold chain are the important key. With the low donor selection process and valid screening kits and molecular tests have led to decrease rate in transfusion transmitted. After the establishment of patient blood management, hemovigilance systems and formation of hospital blood banks committee, special focus has been paid to improving the quality of hospital blood banks.
 In recent years national standards of blood transfusion have been formulated and issued to medical centers. In the coming session, the challenges and the key points of the guidelines will be discussed. The goal of this session is to pave the ground for more communication and interaction among laboratories and blood banks of medical centers so that better use is made of new technologies, requirements and standards are abided to ensure safe and timely blood and blood components, precise identification of rare blood groups to be made for saving lives, valid screening kits to be used, and errors in cross matching and blood typing to be reduced. It is evident that the quality improvement of laboratory services plays a significant role in the enhancement of transfusion medicine.


 Dr. A. A. Pourfatollah

He is the full professor of Tarbiat Modares University and the president of High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine, PhD in Immunology, with more than 250 Farsi and English articles in credible scientific journals and many research projects on transfusion sciences. Great efforts have been made on management of transfusion medicine across the country by Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization in blood centers and hospitals in order for the latest developments and knowledge to be shared and offered with the practical strategies and necessary recommendations for better blood management to be provided.


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