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Helping to Improve Blood Transfusion Practice Overseas

We recently deployed a web based data collection tool to assist an overseas collaborative in Lusaka Zambia to provide evidence of practice improvements in the field of blood transfusion

A project was designed to improve the management of major haemorrhage and to promote safe and effective handling of blood products at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Zambia. The approach deployed software used routinely within the United Kingdom (UK) NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) service to support Patient Blood Management (PBM) initiatives. This project was supported by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), the Zambian National Blood Transfusion Service (ZNBTS) and UK Aid. NHSBT provided this assistance on a pro bono basis.

I would be interested in any “Q” members who are interested in using this type of data support mechanism to improve blood transfusion practice in countries where resources are limited