Complimentary Registration Available to ISBT Global Blood Safety Workshop

September 01, 2021

Complimentary registration is available to an online workshop – Stepwise Access to Safe Plasma Proteins in Resource-Constrained Countries: Local Production and Pathways to Fractionation – organized by the Working Party for Global Blood Safety (GBS) of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT).  The workshop will take place Sept. 21-23 in daily, three-hour online sessions.

The workshop seeks to identify pragmatic technical options for stepwise access to safe plasma protein therapies in resource-constrained countries to support the implementation of recent guidance from the World Health Organization on the centralization of blood donation and testing and increasing the supplies of plasma-derived medical products in low- and middle-income countries

The program will address, among other topics, quality and safety criteria of plasma for fractionation and plasma-derived products, steps to avoid wasting recovered plasma and increase availability for plasma protein manufacture, single-use processing for local plasma protein purification and virus inactivation, regulatory considerations and cost considerations. The complete workshop program is available online