Blood safety and laboratory technology

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Health laboratory services are an integral component of the health system. Efficiency and effectiveness of both clinical and public health functions including surveillance, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, research and health promotion are influenced by reliable laboratory services. Comprehensive health laboratory services at each level are essential for improved health outcome of communities.

Blood safety has been accorded a high priority by WHO and is an issue of concern to many developed and developing Member Countries. The availability and safety of blood depends on multiple steps in the transfusion

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Dr Aparna Singh Shah
Regional Adviser
Blood Safety and Laboratory Technology
shahap@who.int