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Document ID (ISN)103817
CIS number 05-228
ISSN - Serial title 1515-5447 - Salud Ocupacional
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Salico de Sosa S.H.
Title Biological safety in blood banks
Original title Bioseguridad en bancos de sangre [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2004, Vol.XXII, No.88, p.7-14. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Blood banks are responsible for collecting and preparing blood formulations for transfusion. These operations need to be carried out with care to avoid the exposure of personnel, donors and patients. This article describes the hazards that are inherent in the activities of blood banks (chemical, physical, psychological and social hazards, but primarily biological hazards related to blood exposure), the biological safety measures to be adopted, prophylaxis (vaccination against HBV, possibly with injection of IgG) and the procedure to adopt in the event of an accident, in particular when involving exposure to contaminated blood. Current Argentinean biological safety standards and regulations are also cited.
Descriptors (primary) blood; infection control; plant safety and health organization; biological hazards; health services
Descriptors (secondary) Argentina; injection injuries; infectious hepatitis; information of personnel; personal protective equipment; prophylaxis; transfusion; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceArgentina
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases