The second edition, to be published in 2011 with the active and close collaboration
of the EBA (European Blood Alliance) members, will enhance multiple discrepancies
as noticed throughout Europe and at all stages of blood transfusion.
Other current ‘burning’ issues will be dealt with, such as :
- responsibility level in the transfusion act (e.g.
Who does What in
Which country ?)
- standardization process of Initial Medical Training and Continuous Medical Education,
- claim for a medical ‘specialty’ status for blood transfusion.
Will also be dealt with in this new edition the impact of 4 European directives,
clinical aspects and indications of blood components, hæmovigilance, not to forget
improvements brought about since 2005.
Its 23 chapters will therefore be most interestingly propped with the EBA ‘field’
experience and documented with specific investigation outcome such as the DOMAINE
(Donor Management in Europe) survey.
A meeting was set up on 11 June 2010 with the kind organization support of the SIMTI
(Società Italiana di Medicina Trasfusionale e Immunoematologia) during its Congress
Next meeting towards the 2011 White Book completion will be set up on 11 February
2011 pm in Amsterdam, with the kind help and assistance of Dr. Jeroen de Wit, Chairman
to the EBA.
The date was also chosen with the possibility for all members to combine with attending
the 13th International
under the aegis of ISBT (International Society of Blood Transfusion)
IHN (International Haemovigilance Network)
and TRIP (Transfusion Reactions In Patients)
to be held in Amsterdam
at the KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)
from 9 Feb. pm to 11 Feb.
and also have the possibility to meet
our Education and Training staff
on the INTS booth !