What is Hemogroup-M?
Blood transfusion is a life saving procedure, but at the same time, ABO incompatibility accidents (acute hemolytic reaction) are very often lethal. It is a fact though that most National Blood Transfusion Services in Africa cannot and do not perform standardized and reliable ABO compatibility routine check at the patient's bedside.
Emergencies and accidents
Hemogroup-M allows the emergency services to perform the blood grouping procedure as soon as they arrive on site, or in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, so the life saving blood bag can be made available as soon as the patient arrives at the hospital.
Women's health and pregnancy
Maternal mortality is as high as 30% on average in Africa. This high mortality rate is largely due to severe hemorrhage during child birth. In such cases the woman needs a blood transfusion in the shortest delay.
- From a National Blood Transfusion Services Director.
- From a Tanzania NBTS officer
- From the Managing Director of a private network of community primary care centers.
- From a Blood Transfusion Services officer in Togo