Accession Number:

ADA333542

Title:

Bacteriological Controls at Czechoslovakia Blood Transfusion Centers.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

It is generally known that after some transfusion of blood and blood derivatives reactions of various kinds and seriousness follow. They are mostly pyretic, allergic, hemolytic, coronary and others. Among the feared, but relatively rarely occurring reactions are those from bacterially contaminated blood. Bacterial contamination may come about 1. Through incorrect preparation of the transfusion material, such as the withdrawal equipment,transfusion flasks, reservative solution, and, particularly, through inadequate sterilization 2. During the withdrawal of the blood itself bacteflemia of the donor, contamination of the withdrawal syringe with the microbic flora of the skin in case of poor antisepsis of the donors skin, or of the tip of the syringe by airborne bacterial flora 3. During the storing of blood mainly defects of the sealing or puncturing of the flask 4.During the transfusion mainly through contamination of transfusion equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE