CDC Debuts Web-Based Tool To Track Blood Transfusion Issues

On Thursday, CDC announced a new surveillance system to track adverse events in patients who receive blood transfusions, Modern Healthcare reports (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 2/18).

The Hemovigilance Module is part of CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network, an Internet-based surveillance system that allows CDC and health care providers to track and analyze health care-related infection information (United Press International, 2/18).

CDC developed the system with AABB, an international organization for stakeholders involved in transfusion and cellular therapies.

The module, training and user support will be available at no cost for medical facilities (Modern Healthcare, 2/18).