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Technical Assistance for Improving the Blood Transfusion Management System in Turkey (IBTMST)

Action /Activity:

Action III. -Social Policy and Inclusion
Activity III.I. -Capacity Building for Social Inclusion

Title of the Operation:

Technical Assistance for Improving the Blood Transfusion Management System in Turkey (IBTMST))

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:

20.03.2019 – 19.03.2022

Operation Beneficiary:

Ministry of Health

Website / Social Media Accounts:


Interventions and Estimated Results:

The Operation will be comprised of a service component whit the budget of € 4.755.982 for 36 months. The purpose of the Operation is to support the Blood Transfusion Management System with focus on quality, self-sufficiency and appropriate clinical use of blood and blood components.

Base of the Operation is Ankara. The Operation will also be implemented in İstanbul, İzmir, Adana, Bursa, Kayseri, Gaziantep, Erzurum, Trabzon, Diyarbakır, Malatya, Van, Samsun, Antalya, Bolu and Eskişehir where the regional blood centres are located.

The main target groups of this Operation are physicians / healthcare staff in hospitals (public, university, private and foundation) who are involved in transfusion of blood and blood components, health care managers, responsible staff of MoH.

Also, the public in general who will receive higher quality health care services is the indirect target group.

Results with measurable indicators of the Operation as follows;
• Trainings to 2.620 staff of relevant institutions
• 6 developed procedure manuals & guidelines
• 15.000 persons accessed through campaigns/ events
• 9 Field Studies / Reports
• 2 Common information systems and databasesetc. with participation of relevant actors

Current Situation:
(As of March 2021)

Operational Agreement of IBTMST entered into force on 09.01.2019 and on 07.02.2019 the first management meeting, on 29.05.2019 second management meeting, second management meeting were held on. Service contract entered into force on 21.02.2019 and the commencement date of the contract was decided as 20.03.2019. In current situation contract implementation is ongoing and launching event will be held on 14.06.2019.

The following developments have been made in the project activities that completed its 19th month;
• I.I. Preparation of National Patient Blood Management Guidelines has been completed.
• I.II. A draft National Patient Blood Management Strategy and Action Plan has been prepared, informative meetings and workshops to be held to form the final text are completed.
• I.IV Designing Patient Blood Management Software was completed and a pilot application was started in 10 hospitals in October and completed.
• I.V. Strengthening İnspection Capacity Of MoH has been completed within the scope of the activity of Increasing the Inspection Capacity of the Ministry of Health.
• The II.III International Symposium, which is planned to take place in October, has been postponed to November-December to take place online and it was completed.
• 6 online bulletins were published within the scope of II.VI Awareness Raising Activities for Transfusion Practitioners.
• II.VIII Spot Film script was published on website.
• III.III Analysis of Higher Education and Resident Education/Trainings Curricula (Transfusion Medicine) Blood Transfusion was completed.
• III.IV Analysis of clinical use of blood in Turkey have been completed.
• For the activity III.IV Analysis of clinical use of blood in Turkey methodology and survey has been prepared.
• Within the scope of III.IX On-the-spot Assessment of Blood Transfusion Centres’ Competencies activity, visits of 15 centers were completed.
• Four workshops were held within the scope of IV.I 4 one-day workshops to develop a higher
education and specialty in medicine curricula for transfusion medicine.
As of April 2021, the 20th monthly management meeting was held and 4 Steering Committee Meetings were held.
Within the scope of the indicators, the operation indicators in the form of “6 nationally adapted blood transfusion guidelines” have been reached so far, and progress continues in other indicators.