Blood transfusion safety

Informal consultation on implementing the vision of universal access to safe blood transfusion through a primary health care approach

Place: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Date: 31 March–2 April 2009

The Experts' Consultation 'Implementing the Vision of Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion through a Primary Health Care Approach', was held on 31 March–3 April 2009 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The objectives of this consultation were to define areas of concern and priorities in strengthening national blood programmes; to examine and advise on WHO strategies, goals and activities in order to attain universal access to blood transfusion; define mechanisms and tools to support priority countries in achieving universal access to blood transfusion; review and define strategies for effective collaboration between WHO partners and stakeholders and to consult on priorities for WHO biennium plan for blood safety.

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Report of the experts' consultation on implementing the vision of universal access to safe blood transfusion through a primary health care approach