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A study of the noncompliance of blood banks on safety and quality parameters in blood donation camps in Bengaluru.

Agarwal RK, Dhanya R, Parmar LG, Vaish A, Sedai A, Periyavan S - Asian J Transfus Sci (2015 Jan-Jun)

Bottom Line: Our study aimed at identifying, monitoring, analyzing, and developing preventive strategies for several key parameters associated with the quality and safety of outdoor voluntary blood donation camps (VBDC).The high degree of NC to matters relating to quality and safety in VBDCs is high and warrants for urgent attention and further study.Our study also shows that regular monitoring and systematic and strategic intervention can decrease the rate of NC.

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Affiliation: Project Rakta Kranti, Sankalp India Foundation, Bengaluru, India.

ABSTRACT

Aims: The compliance of safety and quality parameters laid out by national and international guidelines in outdoor blood donation camps has not been studied in India. Our study aimed at identifying, monitoring, analyzing, and developing preventive strategies for several key parameters associated with the quality and safety of outdoor voluntary blood donation camps (VBDC).

Settings: The study covered a total of 424 VBDCs at various locations in Bengaluru, Karnataka (South India) from 2009 to 2013. Seven government hospitals based blood banks, three private hospitals based blood banks and two voluntary standalone blood banks participated in the VBDCs included in the study.

Materials and methods: At the onset, the quality and safety standards to be followed were discussed and agreed upon. During the study, noncompliance (NC) to the agreed upon standards were recorded and shared. Periodic trainings were also organized to help minimize NC.

Results: One or more instances of NC in 73% of the VBDCs. Highest NC were observed associated with punctuality (34%), wearing gloves (16%), hemoglobin (Hb) estimation (11%) and donor screening and selection other than Hb check (8-9%).

Conclusion: For all 16 parameters under study, significant NC was observed. As a whole private hospital based blood banks were more noncompliant. The high degree of NC to matters relating to quality and safety in VBDCs is high and warrants for urgent attention and further study. Our study also shows that regular monitoring and systematic and strategic intervention can decrease the rate of NC.

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Figure 1: Frequency of noncompliance

Mentions: Out of the 414 VBDCs conducted between 1st January 2009 and 31st October 2013, NC was observed on one or more parameters in 301 (73%) camps. Table 1 shows the parameter wise NC. It was reported that 138 (33%) camps had 1 NC and 163 (40%) camps had 2 or more NCs as shown in Figure 1.


A study of the noncompliance of blood banks on safety and quality parameters in blood donation camps in Bengaluru.

Agarwal RK, Dhanya R, Parmar LG, Vaish A, Sedai A, Periyavan S - Asian J Transfus Sci (2015 Jan-Jun)

Frequency of noncompliance
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4339926&req=5

Figure 1: Frequency of noncompliance
Mentions: Out of the 414 VBDCs conducted between 1st January 2009 and 31st October 2013, NC was observed on one or more parameters in 301 (73%) camps. Table 1 shows the parameter wise NC. It was reported that 138 (33%) camps had 1 NC and 163 (40%) camps had 2 or more NCs as shown in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: Our study aimed at identifying, monitoring, analyzing, and developing preventive strategies for several key parameters associated with the quality and safety of outdoor voluntary blood donation camps (VBDC).The high degree of NC to matters relating to quality and safety in VBDCs is high and warrants for urgent attention and further study.Our study also shows that regular monitoring and systematic and strategic intervention can decrease the rate of NC.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Project Rakta Kranti, Sankalp India Foundation, Bengaluru, India.

ABSTRACT

Aims: The compliance of safety and quality parameters laid out by national and international guidelines in outdoor blood donation camps has not been studied in India. Our study aimed at identifying, monitoring, analyzing, and developing preventive strategies for several key parameters associated with the quality and safety of outdoor voluntary blood donation camps (VBDC).

Settings: The study covered a total of 424 VBDCs at various locations in Bengaluru, Karnataka (South India) from 2009 to 2013. Seven government hospitals based blood banks, three private hospitals based blood banks and two voluntary standalone blood banks participated in the VBDCs included in the study.

Materials and methods: At the onset, the quality and safety standards to be followed were discussed and agreed upon. During the study, noncompliance (NC) to the agreed upon standards were recorded and shared. Periodic trainings were also organized to help minimize NC.

Results: One or more instances of NC in 73% of the VBDCs. Highest NC were observed associated with punctuality (34%), wearing gloves (16%), hemoglobin (Hb) estimation (11%) and donor screening and selection other than Hb check (8-9%).

Conclusion: For all 16 parameters under study, significant NC was observed. As a whole private hospital based blood banks were more noncompliant. The high degree of NC to matters relating to quality and safety in VBDCs is high and warrants for urgent attention and further study. Our study also shows that regular monitoring and systematic and strategic intervention can decrease the rate of NC.

No MeSH data available.