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From: Jai Ganesh

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,

I have two questions to do with the NZBS Annual reports
1) How come the numbers in figure 2.1 from 2018 and 2021 are different for the years it covers?
2) When I look at 2014-2018's average adverse transfusion events from the 2018 report, the average is 33.8. In 2020 that is 44 and 2021 it is 41. What caused a 30% increase in adverse events?

Yours faithfully,

Jai Ganesh

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Kia ora Jai

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 30
November as below:

 

I have two questions to do with the NZBS Annual reports
1) How come the numbers in figure 2.1 from 2018 and 2021 are different for
the years it covers?
2) When I look at 2014-2018's average adverse transfusion events from the
2018 report, the average is 33.8. In 2020 that is 44 and 2021 it is 41.
What caused a 30% increase in adverse events?

Your request is acknowledged and a response will be forthcoming within 20
working days, (by 18 January, taking into account public and summer
holidays), which is the required timeframe under the Act.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [1]App Store or
[2]Google Play today!

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From: Jai Ganesh <[4][FYI request #21297 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:04 AM
To: Donors NAT <[5][email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - NZBS Annual reports

 

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,

I have two questions to do with the NZBS Annual reports
1) How come the numbers in figure 2.1 from 2018 and 2021 are different for
the years it covers?
2) When I look at 2014-2018's average adverse transfusion events from the
2018 report, the average is 33.8. In 2020 that is 44 and 2021 it is 41.
What caused a 30% increase in adverse events?

Yours faithfully,

Jai Ganesh

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Kia ora Jai

 

In response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 30
November as below:

 

I have two questions to do with the NZBS Annual reports
1) How come the numbers in figure 2.1 from 2018 and 2021 are different for
the years it covers?
2) When I look at 2014-2018's average adverse transfusion events from the
2018 report, the average is 33.8. In 2020 that is 44 and 2021 it is 41.
What caused a 30% increase in adverse events?

We believe this refers to the haemovigilance report.  We have standardised
our reporting framework and the 2017-2021 data has been re-checked against
this to ensure the same standards have been applied year on year.  The
number of events is a function of the level of reporting as well as the
number of events that have occurred.  We have worked continuously to
encourage more reporting across the NZ hospital sector. It should be noted
that reports have decreased in 2020 and 2021.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [2]App Store or
[3]Google Play today!

[4]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

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Sent: Wednesday, 30 November 2022 4:40 pm
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Subject: NZBS Acknowledgement: Official Information request - NZBS Annual
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Kia ora Jai

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 30
November as below:

 

I have two questions to do with the NZBS Annual reports
1) How come the numbers in figure 2.1 from 2018 and 2021 are different for
the years it covers?
2) When I look at 2014-2018's average adverse transfusion events from the
2018 report, the average is 33.8. In 2020 that is 44 and 2021 it is 41.
What caused a 30% increase in adverse events?

Your request is acknowledged and a response will be forthcoming within 20
working days, (by 18 January, taking into account public and summer
holidays), which is the required timeframe under the Act.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [5]App Store or
[6]Google Play today!

[7]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

From: Jai Ganesh <[8][FOI #21297 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:04 AM
To: Donors NAT <[9][email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - NZBS Annual reports

 

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,

I have two questions to do with the NZBS Annual reports
1) How come the numbers in figure 2.1 from 2018 and 2021 are different for
the years it covers?
2) When I look at 2014-2018's average adverse transfusion events from the
2018 report, the average is 33.8. In 2020 that is 44 and 2021 it is 41.
What caused a 30% increase in adverse events?

Yours faithfully,

Jai Ganesh

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This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[10][FOI #21297 email]

Is [11][New Zealand Blood Service request email] the wrong address for Official
Information requests to New Zealand Blood Service? If so, please contact
us using this form:
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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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