Availability, safety and quality of blood products

The two crucial issues related to blood transfusion in the developing world, particularly Africa, are blood shortages and unsafe blood, which lead to serious health consequences such as death from postpartum hemorrhage or the transmission of life-threatening infections such as HIV and hepatitis.


WHO strongly advocates the implementation of its global strategy for blood safety and provides ongoing policy guidance and technical support to...<

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1. Making Safe Blood Available in Africa

2. Improving blood safety worldwide

3. Resolutions Relating To Blood Safety Adopted by Who Governing Bodies

4. Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion

5. Availability, safety and quality of blood products

6. Blood safety and availability fact sheet who


8. Blood Transfusion

9. Safety of blood transfusion