World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC63/R.5 Agenda item 5(b)
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having considered the technical paper on the strategic framework for blood safety and availability 2016-20251; Recalling
resolutions WHA 28.72 on utilization and supply of human blood and blood products, WHA58.13 on blood safety: proposal to establish World Blood Donor Day, WHA63.12 on availability, safety and quality of blood products and EM/RC34/R.9 on the development of national blood transfusion services in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region; Acknowledging blood transfusion as an essential component of health care; Noting the status of blood transfusion services in Member States of the Region and the progress made so far, and the continuing gaps in providing access to sufficient, affordable and sustainable supplies of safe and quality blood and blood products; 1. ENDORSES the strategic framework for blood safety and availability 2016-2025 and its framework for action (annexed to this resolution); 2. URGES Member States to: 2.1 Take the necessary steps to establish effective and sustainable blood transfusion services, with appropriate legislation and regulatory mechanisms and dedicated budget lines, and to develop national strategic and operational plans based on the strategic framework; 2.2 Establish effective coordination and collaboration mechanisms among all relevant stakeholders in the public and private sectors; 2.3 Establish, implement and support a national quality management system throughout the blood transfusion chain; 2.4 Take the necessary steps to ensure regular voluntary non-remunerated donation of blood and blood components, and to improve public education, donor motivation, mobilization and retention and all other elements to ensure a safe and sustainable donor programme; 2.5 Develop competent human resource capacity through the provision of initial and continuing education and training of all staff involved in the vein-to-vein chain; 2.6 Establish a mechanism for the integration of blood and plasma programmes, aimed at optimizing the use of recovered and source plasma for fractionation; 3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 3.1 Provide support to Member States to develop national strategic and operational plans based on the strategic framework; 3.2 Foster coordination and collaboration with all relevant stakeholders and partners; 3.3 Report to the Regional Committee every two years, starting from 2018, on the progress in implementation of the regional strategic framework for blood safety and availability 2016-2025.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases, Blood Safety
( 2016).Strategic framework for blood safety and availability 2016-2025, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean