The International Haemovigilance Network is a legal entity under Dutch law, and is based in Amsterdam, in The Netherlands (see Statutes attached below).
Members consist of national operational haemovigilance systems and may be from any country, and will be represented by and Official Contact Person (OCP), usually the lead person, or a nominee, from that haemovigilance system. Other interested persons from member countries may become individual members. Participants may also be persons who have expressed and interest but who are not from a member country.
The object of the network is the development and maintenance of a joint structure relating to the safety of blood and blood components and of haemovigilance in blood transfusion and transfusion medicine throughout the world.
Prime objectives are promoting:
- the exchange of information that is of importance among the members of the network
- a swiftly functioning alarm system or warning system amoung members of the network
- joint activities among the members of the network
- promoting and engaging in educational activities relating to haemovigilance
The IHN holds an Annual Scientific Symposium (IHS) at which the Annual General Meeting is also held. The Board meets on 3-5 occasions during the year.
Please note these are written first in Dutch and then in English – please scroll down for English version.
Please contact the IHN Board if your country’s haemovigilance system wishes to become a member.