15 06, 2019

Call for promoting voluntary blood donation culture


There is a dire need of promoting vol­untary blood donation culture in the country as it relies on family donors to sustain the transfusion system. It was very important to pro­mote the culture of voluntary blood donations in Pakistan as the country essentially relied on the ‘family do­nors’ to sustain the transfusion sys­tem. These views [...]

15 08, 2018

Training Course on Immunohaematology by KfW & SBTP


Immunohaematology studies the reactions that take place between antigens present on red blood cells and antibodies present in plasma. These techniques are an indispensable part of transfusion testing. Understanding principles of antigen antibody reaction in terms of red cell antigen and antibodies as well as developing skills in the various techniques available for antigen testing [...]

15 07, 2018

Experts stress the need for safe blood transfusion practices


Clinicians and blood banking experts at a Seminar in Gilgit stressed the need for safe blood transfusion practices, haemovigilance and rational use of blood. The speakers also called for the introduction and promotion of blood safety standards, particularly in tertiary care hospitals, to pave the way for an adequate, efficient and cost-effective blood supply. The [...]

15 06, 2018

Promotion of voluntary blood donation stressed


Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP), Islamabad to mark the World Blood Donor Day 2018 organised an impressive media briefing recently at a local hotel in Islamabad. The briefing highlighted the achievements of the SBTP in promoting voluntary blood donations and establishing an internationally recommended new blood transfusion system in Pakistan with the support of the [...]

15 05, 2018

Workshop held on Facebook Blood Donation Feature


The Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP) organized a joint workshop, on May 05, 2018, with the global social media giant ‘Facebook’ to introduce a new Pakistan specific Feature to promote voluntary blood donations in the country. The Facebook Feature will be launched in Pakistan and globally. The workshop participants included the representatives of the Blood [...]

16 01, 2018

National consultative workshop on Blood Regulation


To review the status of regional and provincial blood regulatory authorities and evaluate progress, and to develop an action plan for strengthening blood regulatory systems in the country, World Health Organization in collaboration with Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP), Ministry of National Health Services & Regulations organised a National Consultative Workshop on Blood Regulation at [...]

16 01, 2018

Joint efforts for Thalassemia Prevention Awareness stressed


A Seminar on ‘Transfusion Issues in Thalassaemia Management in Pakistan’ was organized today in Islamabad by the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP). Barrister Abid Waheed, Managing Director, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The objective of the meeting was to highlight and deliberate on challenges faced in the provision of timely [...]

15 09, 2016

SBTP Phase II Separate Agreement signed


The Separate Agreement for the SBTP Phase II was signed by Mr. Muhammad Ayub Shaikh, Secretary, M/o National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination in Islamabad. Dr. Masuma Zaidi (KfW), Mr. Zahid Mehmood (EPOS), Dr. Samra Mazhar (NHS,R&C) and Prof. H.A Zaheer (SBTP) were also present on the occasion. The Health Secretary appreciated the German government [...]

15 07, 2016

SBTP hailed for implementing blood transfusion programme


Safe Blood Transfusion Programme, Islamabad to celebrate World Blood Donor Day 2016 organised Seminar and Awards Ceremony at the Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad. Dr. Tariq Fazal Choudhry, Minister of State, Capital Administration & Development Division was the chief guest at the World Blood Donor Day celebrations whereas representatives from Dr. Kamran Ajaib from [...]

15 05, 2015

Thalassaemia and Blood Transfusion System – Development of a National Thalassaemia Policy


Prof. Hasan Abbas Zaheer, National Coordinator, Safe Blood Transfusion Programme,  M/o National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination, Government of Pakistan The international thalassaemia community has designated May 8th as the World Thalassemia Day. The Day is celebrated all over the world to raise awareness about this disease, commemorate the thalassaemia patients who are no longer with us [...]

1 01, 2014

Need for enhancement of quality in blood transfusion services in the country – Experts


Standard of blood transfusion services in region varies from country to country. Reasons for differential quality standard is the lack of development programs to obtain advanced training to improve quality standards in day to day operations. There is need for enhancement of quality in blood transfusion services in the Asian region. These views were expressed [...]