We focus on patient-centred blood supply chain management including storage, transportation and inventory management. The optimisation of the use of donated blood and blood component wastage is our aim. We collaborate with hospitals and blood establishments to streamline the whole chain and discuss ways to assess and improve blood supply management. We share experiences and design various tools to assess and improve blood supply chain management in the different settings and countries.
We meet at the biannual ISBT congresses and organise teleconferences to discuss the various developed self-assessment tools (e.g. questionnaires) and outcomes "live". We prepare academic and parallel sessions for ISBT meetings and write articles for Transfusion Today.