Patients’ attitudes toward receiving information and blood transfusion safety


  • Ahmad Moosavi Department of Health and Community Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran
  • Zahra Zare Bersiyani School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  • Ebrahim Yousefi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahdi Gharasi Manshadi Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • Ali Moghimi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Majid Mirzaei Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



Blood transfusion, Information, Safety


Despite the international recognition of the fact that patient can help improve her or his safety, there is little evidence that shows how patient want to take the active role. The aim of this study was to investigate Patients’ Attitudes Toward Receiving Information and Blood Transfusion Safety. This study is performed by systematic reviewing of articles, magazines, foreign books and world health organization reports related to blood transfusion and its auditing. data banks were reviewed electronically. Electronic searches include: Magiran, SID, Embase, MIDLINE. Keywords used in searching includes: patient’s involvement, transfusion safety, blood transfusion and their Persian equivalences. Research evidence showed that little studies about patients' willingness to accept findings of these innovative plans or factors influencing their participation level have been performed. Role of patient participation as main base of clinical dominance can improve hospital and health center safety level in clinical processes. Patients can participate in pre-, during and post-stages of safety control of blood transfusion. Lack of adequate information and contrasts and confliction of staff with patients causes delay in this process.


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