Belgium

Key Activities: Blood and Beyond Belgium aims to increase the attention drawn to an optimal blood management, and to reduce the blood transfusion dependence from an individual, social and economic perspective. For this, Blood and Beyond Belgium brings together the expertise of experts in haematology, blood management, nursing, health economics and hospital management. As Blood and Beyond Belgium, we want to bring forward policy and organisational recommendation to limit the impact of blood transfusion for patients and society.

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Greece

Key Activities: The Greek Blood and Beyond initiative has kicked off at the end of 2020 and will continue in 2021 through policy-related and call-to-action activities. A first step towards paving the way to policy change, was the organization of a round table in the framework of the National Health Policy Conference (Dec.2020), where the European Blood and Beyond report was publicly presented and PAGs discussed optimal blood management. Next step is the organization of a multi-sector Blood and Beyond stakeholders meeting on blood inefficiencies, proposed solutions and the drafting of a policy…

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Italy

Key activities: Blood & Beyond in Italy aims to: Consolidate efficiency of Italy’s blood management system and extend patients’ benefit through therapeutic and organizational innovation. There is an opportunity to highlight the Blood & Beyond initiative during the World Blood Donor Day 2021, hosted in Italy with a multi-panel stakeholder workshop and a virtual booth. “Rethink blood use” workshop moderated by Tamsin Rose. Confirmed Speakers: Dr Esther Natalie Oliva (Department of Haematology, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli di Reggio Calabria; Reggio Calabria,…

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Poland

Key Activities: Involvement of scientific society, key experts in the field of hematology and transfusion medicine and patient associations in the discussion on blood management in Poland. The Polish Society of Hematologists and Transfusionists is developing a report on the current state of blood management in Poland including recommendations to prevent blood waste and deficits. Analysing data on blood donation and transfusion medicine in Poland, especially in relation to RBC transfusion in medical procedures, to assess the possible threat of blood supply shortages in the next decade.…

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