Blood Safety

CDC plays an important role in monitoring blood safety.

CDC has responsibility for surveillance, detection, and warning of potential public health risks within the blood supply. These public health efforts help make transfusions the highest quality possible so that recipients have the best outcomes.

This website provides information on how the blood supply in the United States is monitored for safety. It also describes diseases and organisms associated with transfusion-transmitted infections (TTI).

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Key Facts

Each day life-saving blood transfusions are needed across the U.S.

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Safety Monitoring

Prevent transfusion-related adverse events


Monitoring the safety of the blood supply.