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MoH announces start of National Blood Programme

18 Aug 2020

To tackle the shortage of blood and ensure sustained availability of blood and its components in the sultanate all year round, the Ministry of Health has issued a ministerial decision establishing the National Blood Programme.

H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, issued the ministerial decision (114/2020) to establish the National Blood Programme with an objective to ensure the sustainable availability of blood and its components.

The programme also aims to enable adequate, easy, and safe blood supply, ensuring the application of a comprehensive quality management system in aspects of dealing with blood.

‘The progamme will also ensure optimal use of blood and its components and limiting its infusion into patients unnecessarily, implement a blood alert system to ensure the safety of blood and its components, and establish unified mechanisms and methods for donating blood,’ a statement from the Ministry of Health said.

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