TITLE

US biovigilance network to track donor-derived infections

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p382
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the national biovigilance network in the U.S. It notes that the web-based network will collect data on deaths and complications which originated from donated blood, organs, and human tissues which will eventually notify hospitals about potential infections. The network was developed by a coalition which include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Network for Organ Sharing, and the American Association of Blood Banks.
ACCESSION #
36422217

 

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