Blood transfusion safety

Education and training in blood transfusion safety

Education and training are fundamental to every aspect of blood safety but not all countries are able to meet their identified training needs. This is due to limited budgets, inadequate facilities and/or insufficient numbers of experienced trainers being available.

Distance learning programme in blood transfusion safety

In practice, opportunities for training are often not available for those who most need it, particularly for staff working in small hospital blood banks without easy access to training institutions. Recognizing the practical constraints facing countries that wish to expand their training programmes but do not have the resources or facilities to do so by conventional means, the Blood Transfusion Safety Team has included distance learning as a key element in its strategy to support national training initiatives.

Related documents

Establishing a distance learning programme in blood safety: a guide for programme coordinators

Contact information

Blood Transfusion Safety
Service Delivery and Safety
Health Systems and Innovation
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland