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Title: Towards a global system of vigilance and surveillance in unrelated donors of haematopoietic progenitor cells for transplantation
Authors: Shaw, B.E.
Chapman, J.
Fechter, M.
Foeken, L.
Greinix, H.
Hwang, W. 
Phillips-Johnson, L.
Korhonen, M.
Lindberg, B.
Navarro, W.H.
Szer, J.
Keywords: haematopoietic cell transplantation
serious adverse event
serious adverse reaction
unrelated donor
vigilance and surveillance
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Citation: Shaw, B.E., Chapman, J., Fechter, M., Foeken, L., Greinix, H., Hwang, W., Phillips-Johnson, L., Korhonen, M., Lindberg, B., Navarro, W.H., Szer, J. (2013-12). Towards a global system of vigilance and surveillance in unrelated donors of haematopoietic progenitor cells for transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 48 (12) : 1506-1509. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Safety of living donors is critical to the success of blood, tissue and organ transplantation. Structured and robust vigilance and surveillance systems exist as part of some national entities, but historically no global systems are in place to ensure conformity, harmonisation and the recognition of rare adverse events (AEs). The World Health Assembly has recently resolved to require AE/reaction (AE/R) reporting both nationally and globally. The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) is an international organisation promoting the safety of unrelated donors and progenitor cell products for use in haematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplantation. To address this issue, we established a system for collecting, collating, analysing, distributing and reacting to serious adverse events and reactions (SAE/R) in unrelated HPC donors. The WMDA successfully instituted this reporting system with 203 SAE/R reported in 2011. The committee generated two rapid reports, reacting to specific SAE/R, resulting in practice changing policies. The system has a robust governance structure, formal feedback to the WMDA membership and transparent information flows to other agencies, specialist physicians and transplant programs and the general public. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved.
Source Title: Bone Marrow Transplantation
ISSN: 02683369
DOI: 10.1038/bmt.2013.104
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