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where does blood safety begin?
-with the donor giving an accurate and complete history
what measures are taken by blood collection agencies to ensure donated blood is safe/clean?
-volunteer blood donors
-donor screening against the donor deferral registry
-donor health history
-testing the donated unit
-lookback and transfusion related infections investigation
what is the donor deferral registry?
-records containing the names and IDs of deferred donors
-access restricted only to those who need to know
what is the general rule about how much blood someone can donate compared to their weight?
-10.5mL/kg
what types of activities warrant 12 month deferral from blood donation?
-getting a tattoo from an unlicensed facility
-mucous membrane exposure to blood
-nosterile instrument penetrating the skin
-blood transfusion
what is the current risk of getting HIV from a unit of donated blood?
-1 in every 2 million units
what is lookback testing?
-if a donor has a positive test for HIV or an STD today we should go back and test their previous donations
what are universal precautions?
-infection control guidelines designed to protect workers from exposure to disease s spread by blood and certain body fluids
-always assume that the patient has a blood borne infection