Status of blood transfusion services in Iran

Gharehbaghian, A.; Abolghasemi, H.; Tabrizi Namini, M.
January 2008
Asian Journal of Transfusion Science;Jan-Jun2008, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the status of blood transfusion services in Iran. It notes that the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) is the only nationally accredited organization in the country that executes blood transfusion procedures ranging from blood donor recruitment to blood distribution. It states that IBTO aims to provide a safe and sufficient blood supply in the country. It cites that one of the most successful programs of IBTO is the training of specialists on the use of various cellular and plasma components instead of whole blood.


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