Policy: Donor Medical Questionnaire

This is one of a series of posts on blood bank operations, comparing the process and policy documents.

5.2 POLICY:  DONOR MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Policy:

  1. All policies, processes, and procedures must comply with Qatari, HMC, and applicable accreditation standards (i.e. AABB, CAP, and JCI).
  2. All donors will be positively identified with a picture ID and by their Medinfo Hematos identifiers (donor ID and session registration/specimen number).
  3. Donors will be assessed confidentially in a private area.
  4. Donors will be asked questions based on the latest Uniform Donor Questionnaire with additional localization questions for Qatar using Medinfo Hematos IIG software.
  5. Donor must understand either English or Arabic.
    1. Otherwise, they cannot be accepted for donation.
  6. Donors passing the donor questionnaire will be processed for the donor physical examination.

References:

  1. HMC 1001 Setting Specification, Version 1.5, Hematos IIG, Medinfo
  2. Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Latest Edition, AABB, Bethesda, Maryland, USA