Hemovigilance: In coordination with Government of Nepal, through the National Bureau for Blood Transfusion Service (NBBTS) as a focal point for blood safety, NMCTH has participated in Hemoviglance program. NMCTH follows National Hemovigilance Reporting Guideline in Nepal.

The term hemovigilance is derived from Greek word “hema” = blood and the Latin word  “ Vigilance” = watchful. Hemovigilance is a set of surveillance procedure which include monitoring, identification, reporting, investigation and analysis of adverse events, near miss, and reactions related to entire transfusion chain ( Collection of blood and its component to the follow up of its recipients).

The types of transfusion reactions reported during blood and blood products  transfusion at NMCTH :