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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Results of seven tasks completed by the Korean Blood Safety Project Group for services in blood centers

Task name (principal investigator) Task results [paper reference of related task] Year (2012∼2021) Purpose
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Training programs for the blood center accreditation inspectors (Kim HO, Um TH) Held annual training for the blood center accreditation inspectors Training
Training programs for employees in hospital blood centers (Kim HO, Um TH) Published a paper [1]. Held annual training for hospital blood center employees in each region Training
External proficiency program (PT) for blood screening tests: HBsAg and anti-HCV (Cha YJ) Published a paper [2]. Operated an annual PT testing program for HBsAg and anti-HCV using specialized six panels. Held annual PT workshops*, including the results of the PT External proficiency testing
External PT program for blood screening tests: ABO and RhD typing (Lim YA) Published three papers [3-5]. Operated an annual PT program for ABO subgroup and RhD variants using three panels. Held PT annual workshops*, including the results of the PT External proficiency testing
Donor hemovigilance system (Kim HO, Lim YA) Developed guidelines on the criteria for classification and symptom level of post-donation symptoms for monitoring adverse reactions after blood donation in Korea Registration & monitoring
Counseling program on newly confirmed anti-HTLV positive donors (Cha YJ) Produced leaflets for HTLV-infected individuals. Published HTLV consultation guidelines Guideline
Project on the improvement and direction of blood management (BM) service (Kim HO) Proposed amendments to the Korean Blood Management Act. Prepared the first revision of the standard operating procedure for BM service. Revised the checklist on BM service for blood center accreditation Guideline and others

*Changed to integrated Korean Blood Safety Project workshops since 2020.

Abbreviations: HBsAg, Hepatitis B surface antigen; anti-HCV, antibodies to hepatitis C virus; HTLV, Human T-Lymphotropic Virus type 1.

Korean J Blood Transfus 2023;34:1-11
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