Skip Navigation LinksHome > Research > AABB Hemovigilance > Donor Hemovigilance

Donor Hemovigilance

AABB's donor hemovigilance efforts focus primarily on education, collaboration with other international organizations, and projects undertaken by the AABB Donor Hemovigilance Working Group.

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor Hemovigilance Study

Convalescent plasma from individuals recently recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection can passively transfer donor antibodies and is being used as a potential therapy for currently infected COVID-19 patients. Recent studies demonstrate that transfusion of convalescent plasma is safe in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. However, the safety of collecting plasma from donors recently recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection has not been evaluated. Given that most COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) donors are highly motivated to donate, are often first time apheresis donors and are all recently recovered from a novel viral infection with unknown long-term sequelae, it is imperative to evaluate the safety of CCP donation and to determine whether CCP donors are at increased risk of donor adverse events (DAE) compared to conventional plasma donors.

Objective of this Survey Study: To determine the incidence of DAE for CCP donors and to assess whether it is greater than the reported incidence of DAE for conventional plasma donors.

A sub-group of AABB Donor Hemovigilance Working Group is currently collecting data through September 1, 2020 for this study. Please contact Srijana Rajbhandary at srajbhandary@aabb.org for any questions.

Severity Grading Tool for Donor Adverse Events

Severity Grading Tool for Donor Adverse Events The Severity Grading Tool for Donor Adverse Events developed and validated by a sub-group of the AABB Donor Hemovigilance Working Group, is now finalized and results of the formal validation have been published (Transfusion, 2020).

In January 2018, a sub-group of the AABB Donor Hemovigilance Working Group undertook the task of developing the Severity Grading Tool for Donor Adverse Events to enhance objective assignment of Donor Adverse Events (DAE) severity. The severity assignment tool is designed to be used with the Standard for Surveillance of Complications Related to Blood Donation by ISBT/AABB/IHN.

Please use the link to provide your feedback.

Feedback Survey

Resources

2012-2017 Donor Hemovigilance Highlights

AABB Donor Hemovigilance Reports

2012-2017 Donor Hemovigilance Highlights

Questions? Contact Hemovigilance@aabb.org or +1.301.215.6588.