Blood transfusion safety

Collaboration and partnerships

"Today, collaboration to achieve public health goals is no longer simply an asset. It is a critical necessity."
Dr Chan, acceptance speech as Director-General of WHO

The WHO Blood Transfusion Safety team collaborate with other agencies and partners in order to share information and knowledge, and coordinate technical support and to maximize the impact of on the ground events to increase blood donations, and to support blood system strengthening and universal access to blood transfusion.

WHO Global Forum for Blood Safety

WHO Global Blood Safety Network

WHO collaborating centers


Global Collaboration for Blood Safety (2000–2010)

The Global Collaboration for Blood Safety (GCBS) provided a mechanism for WHO collaboration from 2000–2010 and has now been replaced by new mechanisms, including the WHO Global Blood Safety Network and the WHO Global Forum for Blood Safety (see above). Reports from earlier meetings are available through the link below.

Contact information

Blood Transfusion Safety
Department for Health Systems Policies and Workforce
World Health Organization-Headquarters
20 Avenue Appia
1211, Geneva 27
Switzerland