Transfusion-Transmitted Infections

Transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs) are infections resulting from the introduction of a pathogen into a person through blood transfusion. A wide variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses, prions, and parasites can be transmitted through blood transfusions.[1]

WHO recommends that all blood donations should be screened for infections prior to use. Screening for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and syphilis should be mandatory. Blood screening should be performed according to quality system requirements. Of reporting countries, 12 are not able to screen all donated blood for one or more of the above infections.[2]

Sansure has established versatile and flexible NAT blood screening system to deliver fast and reliable NAT screening result for safer blood transfusion.

[1].https://www.cdc.gov/bloodsafety/bbp/diseases-organisms.html [2].https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/blood-safety-and-availability