Blood safety and laboratory technology

World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2015

The theme of this year’s campaign is "Thank you for saving my life". It focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters.” The campaign aims to highlight stories from people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood and people in good health who have never given blood, particularly young people, to begin doing so.

Shipping and packaging of Infectious, biological substances, dangerous goods (DG) and cold chain maintenance (CCM) IATA awareness onsite training

Shipping and packaging of Infectious, biological substances, dangerous goods (DG) and cold chain maintenance (CCM) IATA awareness onsite training has been organized SEARO-CDS-BLT with help of World Courier. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s Dangerous Goods Regulations have recently undergone sweeping changes that impact how specimens must be classified and packaged. World Courier has developed a specialized 1-day training course designed specifically for shippers involved in the transportation of clinical specimens via air.

Regional workshop on Biosafety in laboratories

The "Regional Workshop on Biosafety in Laboratories" was jointly organized by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEAR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune (WHO CC on Emerging Infectious Diseases) on 19th - 20th August 2014. Participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Nepal, Maldives and Thailand attended the workshop. Workshop was facilitated by experts from NIV Pune and WHO SEARO. Biosafety issues/ challenges pertaining to emerging and newly emerging diseases including Ebola virus were discussed in this workshop.

Regional workshop on virological techniques in Influenza and other emerging viruses

Regional workshop on virological techniques in Influenza and other emerging viruses, National Institute of Virology, Pune, India, from 11 – 15 May 2015

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