Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
APT B, Werner et al. Guidelines for chagas disease: Part III. Chagas disease in donors to blood banks. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.4, pp.285-288. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182008000400007.
In this chapter it is emphasized the importance to guarantee safety and high quality blood transfusions. Besides, the following topics are analyzed: the importance of Trypcmosoma cruzi infection acquired by blood transfusions, the obligatory screening implemented in Chilean blood banks and serological diagnostic techniques used that for, the seroprevalence observed, the importance to confirm results and methods recommended in this purpose and, to notify the donor once the infection is confirmed. In addition a facsímil of a letter used to notify the positive donor is included as guidelines to make advice after, attaching a pro-forma of clinical-epidemiological registration to refer the donor to medical evaluation and treatment
Palabras clave : Chagas disease; american Trypanosomiasis; blood banks; transfusion; prevention.