New patient story book ‘Out of shape’ published

Written by Bergit Korschan-Kuhle, “Out of Shape” is an autobiography illustrating life after an MDS…

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90% of countries worldwide report disruptions to essential health services since COVID-19 pandemic – including transfusion care

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a first indicative survey on the impact of COVID-19…

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Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply and use of blood for transfusion

Prof Simon J Stanworth and colleagues discuss the impact of the pandemic on the blood landscape in…

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EDQM virtual conference

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM) conference took place virtually from…

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Revision of the EU Blood Directive confirmed

The revision of the EU Blood Directive by the European commission is now confirmed. The…

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EU-MDS project guidelines

The EU-funded research project MDS-RIGHT (Providing the right care to the right patient with…

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Publication: Revisiting the use and management of blood in Europe, in times of crisis and beyond

In a stakeholder opinion piece published in Euractiv, Dr Androulla Eleftheriou, Dr Axel Hofmann and…

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Publication: The Essential Role of Patient Blood Management in a Pandemic: A Call for Action

Amid the global pandemic, health care systems face tremendous challenges. In the article “Essential…

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World Blood Donor Day “Safe Blood Saves Lives”

On June 14, countries around the celebrated World Blood Donor Day, under the topic “Safe Blood…

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European Commission proposes a new, standalone EU Health Programme “EU4Health”

The COVID-19 crisis has outlined the need for more effective and coordinated European health…

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European research programme Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

The European Commission updated the Horizon 2020 work programme to allocate € 641 million to…

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20th edition of the European “Blood Guide” now published

The new version (20th edition) of the Guide to preparation, use and quality assurance of blood…

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