SECTION 1. Chapter Section 184B of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the last sentence the following new paragraph:
All hospitals, clinics, or other health care facilities licensed by the department that perform blood transfusions shall report incidents of fatal and nonfatal Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) to the department. The department shall maintain a registry of all fatal and nonfatal incidents of Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI), and shall notify The American Red Cross, blood banks that are established and maintained by hospitals licensed in the commonwealth, federal hospital blood banks, or any blood bank that provides blood to patients in the commonwealth, of blood donors associated with both fatal and nonfatal incidents of Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) in said facilities.
SECTION 2. The department shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this act.
SECTION 3. This act was filed in memory of, and may also be known as, the Vera Tutunjian Act.
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