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Transfus Apher Sci. 2011 Feb;44(1):33-9. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2010.12.006. Epub 2011 Jan 14.

Informed consent in blood transfusion: knowledge and administrative issues in Uganda hospitals.

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Department of Orthopedics, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda. kajja133@gmail.com

Abstract

Blood as a transplant is not free of risks. Clinicians and patients ought to know the parameters of a transfusion informed consent. A mixed methodology to explore patients' and clinicians' knowledge and opinions of administration and strategies to improve the transfusion informed consent process was conducted. The clinicians' level of knowledge was limited to provision of information about and the right to consent to a transfusion. They disagreed on administrative issues but had acceptable opinions on improving the process. Patients perceived this process as a way of assurance of blood safety. This process is important and should not be omitted.

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10.1016/j.transci.2010.12.006
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