Affiliate Societies

ISBT offers affiliate membership for National Blood Transfusion Societies, Blood Services and Blood Centres. ISBT is proud to be affiliated with the following organisations listed below by WHO region:

Americas

Brazilian Association of Hematology, Hematology and Cell Therapy (ABHH)

Brazilian Association of Hematology, Hematology and Cell Therapy (ABHH)

The Brazilian Association of Hematology, Hemotherapy and Cell Therapy (ABHH) was born from the merger of the Brazilian Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy (SBHH) with the Brazilian College of Hematology (CBH). Today, the institution has more than 4 thousand members, after being the first association of associative entities in the country.

AMMTAC - Mexican Society of Blood Transfusion

AMMTAC - Mexican Society of Blood Transfusion

Sociedad Chilena de Hematologia

Sociedad Chilena de Hematologia

SOCHIHEM is a private non-profit corporation, founded in 1943, which voluntarily brings together professionals related to Hematology and Transfusion Medicine.

Our mission is defined around three objectives:

  1. Promote scientific knowledge, stimulating the improvement of the associates of these specialties
  2. Disseminate the problems that affect their professional practice and teaching, asking the competent authorities to develop policies, plans and programs aimed at improving health actions related to Hematology, Transfusion Medicine and the operation of the establishments that grant them
  3. Promote the interrelationship between this Society and related national and international societies
Website:
www.sochihem.cl/site/

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CSTM - Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine

CSTM - Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine

Vision Statements

  • To inspire and promote safe transfusion practices
  • To promote quality and provide guidance for hospital transfusion services
  • To facilitate opportunities for education and research in transfusion medicine
  • To cultivate regional, national, and international partnerships with key stakeholders
Twitter:
@CanSocTransMed
Website:
www.transfusion.ca

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Asia

IAABG - International Association of Asia-Pacific Blood Types and Genomics

IAABG - International Association of Asia-Pacific Blood Types and Genomics

International Association of Asia-Pacific Blood Types and Genomics (IAABG) is a non-profit academic organization composed of voluntary institutions, enterprises, professionals, and scholars engaged in immunohematology, genomics, and molecular biology. The purpose of the Association is to unite those people from all over the world, to promote collaboration and innovation, to seek for the union of scientific research institutions and medical institutions, to promote blood transfusion and relevant industries towards precision in diagnosis, medication, treatment, and transfusion via industry-university-research cooperation mode and to serve the people for their health.

The Blood and Genomics journal (ISSN 2707-8957), a peer-reviewed open-access publication (the successor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Blood Types and Genes, by IAABG), intends to provide the researchers and clinicians globally to disseminate important information in aspects of experimental and clinical medicine of blood diseases and blood transfusion, and genomics research on blood, etc. Blood and Genomics is covered by major abstracting and indexing services and welcomes submissions from authors worldwide. Two issues annually feature editorial, comment, original research article, review, case report, technical report, letter to the editor, etc.

Website:
www.humanbloodgroup.com; http://www.blood-genomics.com;

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IAAPBTG Hong Kong

Health Science Authority Singapore

Health Science Authority Singapore

Indonesian Association of Transfusion Medicine

Kazakhstan Society of Transfusiology

Kazakhstan Scientific Production Centre of Transfusiology

Macao Blood Transfusion Service

Macao Blood Transfusion Service

Macao Blood Transfusion Services has been dedicating to establish a quality assurance system so as to ensure the sufficiency and safety of blood supply in Macao as well as to stay in line with the policy of “Quality service, Safe blood”

Macao Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS), a department under Health Bureau of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region, is the only institution which supplies blood and its derivatives in the territory.

MBTS was set up in 1988 with the cost fully born by the Government. Blood supply is provided to all patients in need through the local hospitals. The quality of all blood products meet the standard set by Council of Europe, Select Committee of Experts on Quality Assurance in Blood Transfusion Services.

In July of 2003, BTC has been awarded ISO9001:2000 management system certificate.

Website:
www.ssm.gov.mo/cts/en/

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Malaysian Blood Transfusion Society

Malaysian Blood Transfusion Society

National Centre for Transfusion Medicine Mongolia

Taiwan Blood Service Foundation

Taiwan Blood Service Foundation

The goals of the Taiwan Blood Service Foundation are to establish voluntary blood donation and supply system, to conduct donation and supply of blood, to upgrade the quality of blood for medical use, to protect the rights of patients and thus to improve the health of the population. Specifically, its functions are :

  • to plan and implement blood donation services
  • to establish blood donation system; and to conduct research and development of safe blood use
  • to collect, laboratory-test, and supply blood for patients of public and private hospitals at all levels
  • to conduct research on the health maintenance of blood donors
  • to conduct matters concerning the use and safety management of unsuitabe blood for transfusion
  • to plan and supply blood in large quantity at times of major disasters or war
  • to achieve self-sufficiency of plasma products via contract fractionation
  • other matters concerning blood donation and supply
Website:
www.blood.org.tw/Internet/english/

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Taiwan Society of Blood Transfusion

Thai Red Cross Society

Thai Red Cross Society

The activities of the The Thai Red Cross Society cover four core areas: medical and health care services, disaster preparedness and response, blood transfusion services, and the promotion of the quality of life especially of the vulnerable.

The Thai Red Cross Society is a national charitable organization undertaking humanitarian activities in keeping with the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This organization, dynamic and innovative, has a vision to move forward to excellence and strictly follow its core values/missions – grievance relief, quality of life promotion, disease treatment and suffering eradication. It serves public benefit and can be relied upon by the public.

 

Eastern Mediterranean

Dubai Blood Donation Centre

It is the main blood donation center in Dubai and it is committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood to all DHA hospitals & private hospitals in Dubai.

The Dubai Health Authority's Blood Donation Center (DBDC) was founded in 1986.

It is the main blood donation center in Dubai and it is committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood to all DHA hospitals & private hospitals in Dubai. The facility is accredited by the American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) since 2012.

DBDC collects around 50% of the total blood collected throughout the country and collects around 50,000 blood units  every year (according to 2016 statistics).

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Europe

Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM)

The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, the professional body representing medical scientists in Ireland.

The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, the professional body representing medical scientists in Ireland. Medical science is a regulated and state registered profession
The Medical Scientists Registration Board at CORU established its register on 31 March 2019. As and from this date the Medical Scientists Registration Board is designated as the Competent Authority for the profession of Medical Scientist under the relevant legislation.

The vision of the Academy is “To support excellence in clinical science and laboratory medicine, and in doing so, enhance patient outcomes”.

Laboratory medicine is a clinical service and the clinical sciences that underpin laboratory medicine are; Cellular Pathology (Histopathology), Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, POCT, Transfusion and Transplantation Science and Virology. Medical scientists are at the forefront not only in the provision of these services but in the management and delivery of the services.

Website:
acslm.ie/

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British Blood Transfusion Service

British Blood Transfusion Service

BBTS aims to play a leading role in safe and effective transfusion practice by delivering high quality education and training, setting standards and promoting research and development and innovation.

The British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS) is the UK's only society dedicated to supporting Transfusion Professionals. The BBTS is a membership society, professional body and charity committed to the research, development and advanced study of blood transfusion. BBTS supports the professional community by providing career development and learning opportunities, ensuring the constant advancement of the profession.
Their membership base is made up of professionals from across the transfusion community at all levels of their career. From students hoping to enter the field, to those currently working in transfusion, right through to retired professionals hoping to keep up to date with latest developments.  

Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine Sweden

Danish Society of Clinical Immunology

Danish Society of Clinical Immunology

Develop, build, and maintain a common national trunk of knowledge and expertise within the specialist area clinical immunology that benefits donors and patients

Mission:
Develop and maintain clinical immunology as a specialist area that comprise:

  • Blood banking and transfusion medicine
  • Cell and tissue banking
  • Transplantation immunology
  • Diagnostic immunology

The intention is to strengthen these areas in relation to professionalism, clinic, research, innovation, and education

Aim:
Optimized and standardized treatment of patients and donors

  • State-of-the-art production of SOHO and diagnostic analyses
  • Avoid bottlenecks in diagnostic and treatment by supporting multidisciplinary cooperation and timely results of analyses
  • Cooperation and hereby development of national guidelines, quality control and the most efficient use of available resources (experts and machines)

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DGTI - German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology

DGTI - German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology

The German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology (DGTI) is a medical-scientific specialist society under German law in German-speaking countries for the promotion of research, teaching and patient care in transfusion medicine and its border areas. It was founded in 1954 as the German Society for Blood Transfusion. To clarify the necessity of blood group serological examinations before blood transfusions , it was incorporated into the German Society for Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology in 1973 renamed. In connection with the expansion of the specialist field to all allogeneic therapies, the name was changed to the German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology in 1986.

The DGTI has over 1000 members, mostly from German-speaking countries. In addition to an annual convention and other advancements in education, training and further education specialist transfusion medicine it maintains since 1990 the English-language scientific journal Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy (formerly Infusion Therapy and Transfusion Medicine ) and, since 2011, the German-language training journal Transfusion Medicine.

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HSBT - Hellenic Society of Blood Transfusion

Macedonian Society for Transfusion Medicine

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Bloedtransfusie

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Bloedtransfusie

Transfusion Doctors in Albania

SETS - Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion

SETS - Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion

SETS aims to contribute to achieving efficient and well-developed blood donation and transfusion services, from Community Transfusion Centers to Hospital Services.

The Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion, created in 1988, is the scientific association of professionals dedicated to blood donation and transfusion and among its objectives are to promote research, discussion, dissemination and application among its associates of scientific advances related with blood banks and with other areas in the broad field of biotechnology and organ and tissue transplants and promote their technical development, participate in the training of professionals and promote blood donation and the ethical aspects of transfusion.

SETS is a multidisciplinary association and this characteristic is reflected in its congresses, its working groups and even in the composition of its Board of Directors. Among its members many professionals from other countries, especially from Latin America and Portugal.

Twitter:
@SETS_es
Website:
sets.es/

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Norwegian Society for Immunology and Transfusion Medicine

Norwegian Society for Immunology and Transfusion Medicine

The Norwegian Society for Immunology (NSI) was founded in 1982. At that time, the Norwegian Association for Immunology and Immunohematology, (Norwegian Association for Immunology and Transfusion Medicine NFIT from 1998) was already part of the Norwegian Medical Association with Ove J Mellbye as leader. Non-doctors could be associates but not full members of the association. However, Norwegian immunology research accelerated and both doctors and non-physicians became active colleagues. Non-physicians felt the growing need for a professional forum and Molecular Immunology was established as a subgroup of the Norwegian Biochemical Society. But more was to come.

Welsh Blood Service

Welsh Blood Service

Through partnership with donors and staff, to provide quality services for patients in Wales

The Welsh Blood Service (WBS) covers the whole of Wales. WBS collectS voluntary, non-remunerated blood donations from the general public. These donations are processed and tested before distribution to hospitals where they support patient care. WBS also holds blood-derived products (both NHS and Commercial) for purchase by our customer hospitals.

WBS provides an antenatal screening service to several hospitals and offer all customer hospitals specialist laboratory services to assist in the investigation of complex serological problems.

The Welsh Transplantation & Immunogenetics Laboratory, within the WBS, provides direct support to local providers of Renal and Stem Cell Transplant Services. It also operates a national panel of unrelated potential blood stem cell donors – the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

WBD contributes to the maintenance of quality standards in the transfusion and transplantation community by hosting the UK NEQAS external quality assessment scheme for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and the Welsh Assessment of Serological Proficiency scheme (WASPS).

The WBS is a division of Velindre University NHS Trust. The Divisional Director of the WBS is supported by a Senior Management Team. The Velindre University NHS Trust Board agrees strategic objectives, and monitors operational and financial performance. There is Welsh Government oversight of the activities of the Velindre University NHS Trust.

WBS is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and effectiveness. Red Cell Immunohaematology and Automated Testing are both UKAS accredited Medical Laboratory No.9326 (ISO15189:2012) and we are an Investor in People.

The WBS is authorised and licenced by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, who audit the organisation at defined periods.

Website:
www.welsh-blood.org.uk/

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ZTM - Blood Transfusion Centre Slovenia

ZTM - Blood Transfusion Centre Slovenia

ZTM is a public health institution that provides the supply of blood and blood products, diagnostic and therapeutic services, keeping a register of bone marrow donors, the supply of drugs from the blood and produce diagnostic reagents.

 

West Pacific

Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion

Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion

Provision and communication of independent expertise in transfusion medicine

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion comprises over 400 members from diverse scientific, medical and nursing backgrounds working within the area of blood transfusion and related fields.

The broad aims of the ANZSBT are:

  • The advancement of knowledge in blood transfusion and transfusion medicine.
  • The promotion of improved standards in the practice of blood transfusion
  • The collaboration with international and other regional societies interested in blood
  • The promotion of interest in research into blood transfusion and allied subjects
  • The formulation of guidelines in key areas of transfusion practice
Twitter:
@ANZSBT
Website:
www.anzsbt.org.au/

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Become an Affiliate Member

Become an Affiliate Member

The affiliate membership is open to National Blood Transfusion Societies, Blood Services and Blood Centres.

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