Poland

Key Activities:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Engagement in the discussion on the role of innovative medical technologies in the blood supply shortages prevention strategy.

The following institutions responsible for the Polish blood service and non-governmental organizations have endorsed the report:

  1. Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine in Warsaw
  2. Central Clinical Hospital of the Medical University of Warsaw
  3. Association of the Polish Group for Treatment of Leukaemia in Adults
  4. Polish Coalition of Cancer Patients,
  5. Orphan National Forum,
  6. Hematooncology Association,
  7. Carita Foundation

Achievements:

The Polish Society of Haematologists and Transfusionists, in cooperation with a group of experts, developed a report titled: Blood: Medicine, Value, Resources. Current challenges and related needs with blood transfusions in chronic diseases. Key elements are:

  • Analysis of the current state of blood management in Poland;
  • Recommendations and clinical practice of the use of transfusion in medical procedures;
  • Recommendations aimed at saving blood in medical procedures and improving the clinical condition and quality of life of RBC transfusion-dependent patients with chronic diseases.

You can access the report here.

Publication of the report is to initiate a public debate in Poland on possible strategies to reduce blood use, including the role of innovative medical technologies reducing RBC transfusions.

The report Blood: Medicine, Value, Resources. Current challenges and related needs with blood transfusions in chronic diseases includes the following detailed topics:

  • Medical applications of blood transfusion and its ingredients
  • Polish system of blood management
  • Blood consumption
  • Treatment of anaemia in chronic diseases. Role of blood transfusion and its ingredients (with special regard to MDS)
  • Drug technologies reducing blood transfusions dependency – role and benefits of luspatercept
  • Recommendations of solutions to optimize blood management in Poland including application of drug technologies to reduce blood transfusions

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