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Regulatory Frameworks and Haemovigilance

This session was held on November 18 2023, during the 34rd Regional ISBT Congress that was held in Cape Town, South Africa from November 18-21, 2023.

 

Topic: Strategic Management, Quality Management, Haemovigilance

This session was held on November 18 2023.

The Regulatory Frameworks and Haemovigilance of the Local Day session included the following presentations:

1. Patricia Knox: Introduction to independent haemovigilence committee and the journey to independent HV reporting
2. Mohammed Farouk: Step-wise accreditation of Blood Services in Africa
3. Claude Tayou-Tagny: Challenges in implementation of an hemoviligance system in resouces limited areas
4. Washington Samukange: Strengthening blood regulatory systems to tackle Africa’s unmet needs for blood products

MODERATORS: Claude Tayou-Tagny, Solomuzi Ngcobo

Patient blood management

Topics: Clinical Transfusion, Patient Blood Management

This session was held on November 18 2023.

The Patient blood management session of the Local Day included the following presentations:

1. Vanitha Rambiritch: Patient blood management and blood conservation
2. Vernon Louw: The clinical burden of iron deficiency affecting all of us
3. Matthew Gibbs: Implementation of PBM at a District Hospital in South Africa

MODERATORS: Petro-Lize Wessels, Caroline Hilton

Management of a blood service through a pandemic or disaster

Topics: Strategic Management, Blood Supply Management

This session was held on November 18 2023.

The Management of a blood service through a pandemic or disaster session of the Local Day included the following presentations:

1. Ravi Reddy: Management of a blood service through a pandemic or disaster
2. Stephen NjolomoleBlood supplies through the COVID-19 pandemic: Malawi experience
3. Jacques Breslaw: Surviving a cyber attack - A blood service's tale

MODERATORS: Greg Bellairs, Marion Vermeulen

Sustainability of blood services in LMIC

Topics: Strategic Management, Blood Supply Management

This session was held on November 18 2023.

The Sustainability of blood services in LMIC session of the Local Day included the following presentations:

1. Bridon M'Baya: The financial sustainability of the blood service in resource limited settings, the Malawi experience
2. Radhi ChikweretiCosting of blood services in resource-constrained settings: A sustainability perspective in Zimbabwe
3. Caroline Wangamati: Pioneering initiatives for achieving adequate, safe, and sustainable blood supply in resource-constrained countries
4. Tonderai Mapako: Business models application in low- and medium-income countries blood services: sustainability perspectives

MODERATORS: Tonderai Mapako, Ravi Reddy

Getting Blood to Patients Quicker

Topics: Blood Supply Management, Strategic Management, Immunohaematology

This session was held on November 19 2023.

The Plenary Session: Getting Blood to Patients Quicker session included the following presentations:

1. Michael Lennards: Improving service delivery to patients in South Africa using Smart Fridges
2. Florence HarunaUpdate on Drone Delivery of Blood in Rwanda
3. Lebo Lebogang Toko: Update on Drone Delivery of Blood in South Africa- A SANBS & WCBS Collaboration
4. Meridah Mwase: Principles of electronic crossmatch and WCBS’s experience

MODERATORS: Jason Acker, Greg Bellairs

Making safe blood accessible

Topics: Clinical Transfusion, Blood Supply Management

This session was held on November 19 2023.

The Making safe blood accessible session included the following presentations:

1. Sophie Uyoga: Whole blood versus red cell concentrates for children with severe anaemia: a secondary analysis of the Transfusion and Treatment of African Children (TRACT) trial
2. Bridon M'baya, Lucy Asamoa Akoko, Meghan Delaney: The BLOODSAFE program: Building the future of access to safe blood in Sub-Saharan Africa
3. Shirley Owusu-Ofori: Whole blood for transfusion in sub-Saharan Africa

MODERATORS: Karen Magnussen, Mohammed Farouk

Knowledge is power

Topics: eLearning, TTID, Clinical Transfusion, Patient Blood Management, Donors and donation

This session was held on November 19 2023.

The Knowledge is power session included the following presentations:

1. Geoff Simon: ISBT eLearning - what is in it for me
2. Edward L. Murphy: Research training for HIV-related blood transfusion and haematology research in South Africa
3. Arwa Z. Al-Riyami: E-learning in transfusion medicine education: A qualitative report of existing programs
4. Vanitha Rambiritch: Bridging the gap between the bench and the bedside in patient blood management: A collaborative education intervention case study
5. Richard Mills: The power of science, art and co-design to encourage black blood donors: Co-designing and evaluation message free drama scripts and films

MODERATORS: Lin Fung, Jenny White

Staff matter

Topic: Strategic Management

This session was held on November 19 2023.

The Staff matter session included the following presentations:

1. Gwen Clarke: Strategies for managing staff shortages
2. Ashleigh Button: Talent management, the African challenge
3. Truscha Niekerk: Money talks? Investigating employee rewards, motivation and retention at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS)
4. Natasha Von Meyer: Are the South African National Blood Services (SANBS) employees ready for the new Ethics Culture Programme (ECP)

MODERATORS: Bridon M'baya, Tonderai Mapako

Donors matter

Topics: Donors and donation, Strategic Management

This session was held on November 19 2023.

The Donors matter session included the following presentations:

1. Vernon Louw: Identifying donors with low iron - the use of ferritin and other tests?
2. Aishah Salie: Strategic partnership with religious Organizations
3. Pierre Tiberghien: Donor fainting

MODERATORS: Cynthia So-Osman, Pheello Lethola

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