Haemovigilance information

Diligently measuring transfusion and donation outcomes

The Blood Services in South Africa participate in a formal haemovigilance program. Information is gathered from reports on adverse events associated with blood transfusion and blood donation. The data is analysed and the results are distributed through the annual haemovigilance report. Its aim is to enable the Blood Service and clinicians to improve blood transfusion and donation safety. Reporting adverse reactions is mandatory for the success of the program.

Haemovigilance reports

The haemovigilance report provides useful information about transfusion adverse events, look-back investigations and donor adverse events.


Haemovigilance reports archive

2015 Haemovigilance Report (6.9MB)

2014 Haemovigilance Report(4.8MB)

2013 Haemovigilance Report (4.4MB)

2012 Haemovigilance Report (2.82MB)