General Assembly minutes

Please find the minutes of the 2018 IHS General Assembly here.


Travel Scholarship 

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Ali from Pakistan on winning an IHS 2018 travel scholarship.

From left to right: Arlinke Bokhorst, Maria Ali, Barbee Whitaker, Erica Wood



The speakers below have given their approval to publish their presentation, held during the congress. Please click on the title, to download the presentation in a pdf.

Anderson S. (USA) Biovigilance in the USA INV-09
Andrzejewski C. (USA) Transfusion-associated dyspnea (TAD): “A ROSE”* by many other names INV-04
Bueno J.L (Spain) Near-misses in sample collection and in blood component transfusion. An incidence study using an electronic transfusion safety system O-S2-3
Bueno J.L (Spain) Active Quarantine Haemovigilance programs multiply the adverse events rates.The HEMACUA project O-S4-3
Leung R. (China) Hospital-based haemovigilance programme in a Quaternary Hospital in Hong Kong: A decade of experience O-S4-2
Mistry H. (United Kingdom) Up-to-date competency assessments do not prevent transfusion with wrong components (WCT) following laboratory-related errors O-S2-3
Payrat J.M. (USA) Robust inactivation of Yellow Fever Virus 17D vaccine strain can be achieved by photochemical treatment of platelet concentrates O-S3-2
Pajk J. (Slovenia) Adverse events on blood donors in Transfusion center General Hospital Celje from 2014 to 2017 O-S1-2
Rajbhandary S. (USA) Introducing a Cloud-Based Hemovigilance System for Data Collection and Analysis: Lessons Learned from the Hemovigilance Program in Ghana O-S4-4
Sandid I. (France) Towards characterization of acute pain transfusion reactions O-S2-2
Štimac R. (Croatia) Acute haemolytic transfusion reactions in Croatia – 10 years overview O-S4-1
Tiberghien P. (France) The best blood donor and blood product for each patient: an evolving role for haemovigilance? INV-06
Tiberghien P. (France) Risk factors for tiredness after blood donation O-S1-3
Tolksdorf F. (Germany) PAS-E platelet additive solution haemovigilance report, residual risk and risk/benefit update  O-S3-3
Watt A. (United Kingdom) Human Factors initiatives in haemovigilance: Preliminary experience from Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) INV-16)

Wiersum-Osselton J.C.
(The Netherlands) 

TACO: A Call to Action  INV-02 
Wiersum-Osselton J.C.
(The Netherlands) 
Fatigue following whole blood donation: electronic survey in a cohort of young new and novice donors  O-S1-4
Wiersum-Osselton J.C.
(The Netherlands)
Hemovigilance: are we making a difference? Award winner
Williams L.H. (USA)  Just in time blood delivery  INV-11
Wood E. (Australia) Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting: a key activity of the Australian ‘Blood Matters’ blood management program O-S3-5