The Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting program (STIR) commenced haemovigilance in relation to RhD immunoglobulin (Ig) administration in 2015. During two years of reporting, 21 reports relating to RhD Ig administration were received. Thirty-three percent (7/21) were related to omission of RhD Ig, putting women at risk of RhD alloimmunisation and adverse consequences in future pregnancies. A recent case reported to STIR highlights poor communication and misinterpretation of pathology results leading to significant morbidity from haemolysis in the fetus. STIR makes recommendations related to education of staff and communication between clinical and laboratory staff to improve the safety of patient care.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2019|
- RhD immunoglobulin