Korean J Blood Transfus.  2020 Apr;31(1):34-42. 10.17945/kjbt.2020.31.1.34.

Satisfaction Survey of the Regional Networks for Blood Transfusion Management Project

  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
  • 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, Nasaret International Hospital, Incheon, Korea
  • 4Division of Blood Safety Surveillance, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Korea


The Korean Blood Safety Commission established the Regional Networks for Blood Transfusion Management (RNBTM) Project which has operated in 14 regions across the country since 2017 to help blood transfusion management in small and medium-sized medical institutions. Since implementation of the RNBTM, participant’s satisfaction has not been evaluated, therefore in order to evaluate participant’s satisfaction and assist in future planning a survey was conducted.
Fourteen facilitators participated in an anonymous on-line survey (5 questions). Laboratory Medicine (LM) doctors from small and medium-sized medical institutions from 14 regions also participated in a separate anonymous on-line survey (15 questions).
14/14 (100%) facilitators responded to the survey. In addition to the RNBTM they were also in favor of establishing a Network of University Hospitals. 135 LM doctors responded to the survey. Of the RNBTM participants, 94.1% (111/118) replied that RNBTM was helpful in providing and exchanging blood transfusion information. Respondents indicated that they wished to remain part of RNBTM into the future because they felt that RNBTM not only helped improve quality of blood transfusions but also other aspects in the laboratory. In 70.4% (95/135) of participating medical institutions, LM doctors have been the Chairperson of the Hospital Transfusion Committee.
Extremely positive survey results were received from LM doctors. These survey results from LM doctors and facilitators will be helpful in developing and planning future projects related to RNBTM.


Transfusion; Network; Questionnaire
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