New WHO published documents
Please find here three updated documents on the WHO website that will be of interest to blood services around the world:
1. The updated Interim Guidance on maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply and collecting convalescent plasma in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (the guidance consist of recommendation on temporary donor deferral after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-BloodSupply-2021-1
2. Guidance on Increasing supply of PDMPs in LMICs through fractionation of domestic plasma: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/340171/9789240021815-eng.pdf
We change the title “White Paper” to “Guidance” based on advice from the WHO Publication Unit.
3. Guidance on Centralization of Blood Donation Testing and Processing: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/340182/9789240020825-eng.pdf