'Transfusion Medicine - New Vision, New Scope, New Challenge in Medical Science'

In order to provide proper health care, a blood transfusion service must be safe and effective. Testing for compatibility between blood donors and recipients is the responsibility of the functional blood transfusion services up to upozilla-level hospitals, which provide access to all blood before final use. Transfusion services in the country began in 1950 in a small number of clinics that only provided access to basic serology tests for donors and recipients. Before the year 2000, the vast majority of the blood supply was provided by professional blood donors. TTI indicators are not routinely screened in the bloodstream as part of routine health care. Pay-to-donate blood is still the primary source of blood for the country. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, malaria, syphilis, and other sexually transmitted illnesses plague these professional blood donors.
Reorganization of the blood transfusion service:
The programmatic approach to blood transfusion service restructuring began in 2000. Blood transfusion centers are the goal. Mandatory HIV/AIDS, HBV, HCV, Syphilis, and Malaria blood screenings are now available. There will be an increase in the number of blood banks. Increasing the number of blood transfusion centers and their associated capacity. The formulation of policy, legislation, and the National Blood Program are all in need of our help and support. Networking and reporting systems for blood transfusion centers are being developed. Support for a private blood center regulatory framework and for the eventual phase out of monetary donations.

The National Safe Blood Transfusion Council is also supported by the program. Safe Blood Transfusion Expert Committee was established. All federal blood transfusion facilities will be required to join the National Voluntary Blood Donor Committee and the Hospital Transfusion Committee. Educating people on the process of transfusion. Monitoring of Blood Transfusion Centers on a regular basis. Blood samples are tested for quality control on a regular basis. Gathering of information with the help of a reference lab. Blood Transfusion Services are available in both the public and private sectors. As a blood transfusion center, it is linked to the Health Complex, the District Hospital, and the tertiary-level Hospitals in the region.. Transfusion services are provided by private hospital units and stand-alone blood centers that are not affiliated with a hospital in the private sector. All blood transfusion centers seek donors, perform cross-matching, and then distribute blood as needed by the hospital.
The SBTP’s Public Sector Blood Transfusion Center:
A total of 185 blood transfusion centers (or 58% of the total) are part of the public sector and are linked to hospitals on multiple levels. The defense ministry owns and operates 14 of these centers. Autonomous and non-autonomous centers make about 6% of the total. There are 102 (32 percent) blood transfusion centers in the private sector that have been integrated into Medical Colleges, specialty clinics, and independent blood centers. The National Safe Blood Transfusion Program is in charge of coordinating and supervising all public blood transfusion facilities (SBTP). Gob has licensed a private blood transfusion center to operate. Every month, the National Safe Blood Transfusion Program receives blood screening and blood component reports from all public and private clinics. Blood donations totaled 679,681 units in 2016. Donors of blood can be divided into two broad categories. Relative/Replacement Donor of Blood – 4,78,475 (70 percent ) Two million and nine thousand six (30 percent ). A few charitable organizations are dedicated to encouraging people to donate their blood on a voluntary basis. The Red Crescent Blood Center, Quantum & Badhan, and Sandhani, a well-known medical and dental student group. The vast majority of TTI screenings are conducted using ICT. ELISA, CLEIA, Gel, and automated methods are used in some facilities for screening, blood grouping, and cross-matching. TTI Markers are present in Bangladesh at a very low rate (less than 1%).
Aphaeresis and blood component facilities:
A total of 30 blood component preparation facilities are available in the country. More than a third of the gathered blood is processed into different blood components such red cell concentrate, fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrate, plasma rich in platelets, cryoprecipitate, and plasma, such as RCC and FFP (Cryo)

More than twenty-two aphaeresis facilities in the public and commercial sectors perform the following: Procedures like Plateletpharesis, Plasmapharesis, Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in various disorders, Therapeutic Red Cell Exchange, Leukapharesis, stem cell pharesis, and erythrocytopharesis (in process) This treatment uses Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Bangladesh’s Blood Policy, Academics, and Related Organizations:
“Safe Blood Transfusion Act-2002,” enacted on April 10, 2002, by the Parliament. Since August 1, 2004, this law has been in effect. SRO-Issued on June 17th, 2008, the rules of this law have been completed. The National Safe Blood Transfusion Council and the Ministry of Health and Welfare approved the National Blood Policy. In November of last year, it was published by the BG press in order to be taken seriously. National Blood Policy and Safe Blood Transfusion ACT have concentrated on the most important aspects of blood donation. Postgraduate Diploma DBS&T in Transfusion Medicine began in 1972, and the MD program was established in 1997. Prohibition of PhD programme in Transfusion Medicine in 2007 and MCPS (TM) in 2012. Over a hundred blood transfusion specialists serve in various capacities at the Blood Transfusion Services. There is an active Blood Transfusion Society of Bangladesh.


AATM Bangladesh’s chapter committee was formed and approved by the Bangladesh Blood Transfusion Society (BTSB) and is now actively engaged in promoting the country’s blood supply. Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu International Convention Centre is to host the seventh SAATM international conference in Dhaka in 2011. After then, Bangladesh hosted the XIIIth Annual Congress of the AATM in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Only Transfusion Medicine relevant topics are covered in the AATM Bangladesh Chapter-E-Newsletter that is published every other month. Every year, mark World Blood Donor Day, which falls on 15 June, and Bangladesh’s National Voluntary Blood Donor Day. Promote voluntary blood donation through a CME program on clinical transfusion medicine issues and a public awareness campaign. Organized Wet-Workshop on Immunohaematology in Transfusion Medicine Departments across the country with help from AATM-International and financial and technical support from the Ortho-Clinical Diagnosis Ltd-India.. Other national and international holidays, as well as holidays and events chosen by the government of Bangladesh and the AATM-Bangladesh Chapter, should be observed. Participate annually as a group in the AATM-International Congress/Conference. Coordinate other programs and events with the AATM-International as needed.

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