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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 with 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
*2 Common information systems and databasesetc. with participation of relevant actors
*15.000 persons accessed through campaigns/ events
*9 Field Studies / Reports
*6 developed procedure manuals & guidelines

Current Situation:
(As of June 2020)

Project launching meeting was held on 14 June 2019 in Ankara. All visibility design and printing works has been completed. The project web site and social media accounts have been established. Translations of 6 patient blood management guidelines have been completed and the first information meeting was held on 26 November 2019 in Ankara. 6 different working groups have been formed to come together to adapt and developed the guidelines for country use.
Development of a monitoring module and collecting data sets for the IT infrastructure that will follow the procedures for the clinical use of blood which is planned to be used throughout the country has been started.
Field visits to 10 pilot hospital has been planned to develop the monitoring mechanism of clinical use of blood.
A survey has been prepared to measure blood management procedures in Turkey. Survey has been delivered to 12.313 people online. The analysis of the survey is ongoing. On-the spot checks to 10 pilot hospitals have been planned and 2 hospital visits have been comleted on 12 September 2019 and 19 September 2019 in Adana and İstanbul provinces. Within the scope of analysis of the curriculum of higher education in terms of transfusion medicine, 5 online questionnaries created and these questionnaries have been sent to 17.811 persons. 2 of the project online bulletins, which are planned to reach 7.500 people, have been delivered to approximately 21.880 people.