National Blood Transfusion Service bags top slot
Sri Lanka’s National Blood Transfusion Service won first place among
National Blood Transfusion Services in developing countries. It won the
International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Award 2012, a Health
Ministry spokesman said.
ISBT is the premier international professional society in blood
transfusion and transplantation sciences and medicine, the spokesman
An open announcement was made proclaiming the selection of the best
transfusion service among developing countries at the ISBT Congress 2011
in Taipei, Taiwan, he said. Sri Lanka won the award for adhering WHO
standards, for a well-planned system in blood transfusion, providing
safe blood of good quality and progress in this procedure.
Each competitor had to answer a structured essay type common
questionnaire providing supportive evidence for all the answers given.
In this competition, performances of 2009, 2010 and 2011 were evaluated
covering all aspects that accounted for the improvements of the