Process: Donor Reactions

5.6.1 PROCESS:  Donor Reactions


  1. Donor is continuously observed in the collection and post-donation areas by collection staff.
  2. Staff respond promptly to any adverse effect.
  3. Staff contact transfusion physician immediately if they cannot treat the reaction.
  4. Donor is referred promptly to emergency service if the transfusion physician cannot handle the situation or is not on premises.
  5. All reactions are documented in the adverse effects log and Hematos IIG.


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