Nov. 22, 2017 -- China takes the lead in blood safety and availability, according to the recently released 2016 Global Status Report on Blood Safety and Availability by the World Health Organization.
China's experience in securing safe blood supply has made great contribution to the global cause of blood supply, said Zhou Changqiang, deputy director of the Bureau of Medical Administration, National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Voluntary blood donation is a major measure to guarantee blood safety. China has seen nearly 20 years’ growth of voluntary blood donation and the number of donators reached 14 million in 2016.
China has established a quality management system, apply the technique of blood nucleic acid test, and carry out technical verification for blood safety, said Zhou.
China promulgated the Blood Donation Law in 1998 to encourage voluntary blood donation, which is a fundamental way to guarantee blood safety, said Yang Wenling, director of Tianjin Blood Center.
China has also been improving the management mechanism for clinical blood use by establishing quality control centers for clinical blood use, and promoting reasonable blood transfusion strategies and blood conservation techniques, said Zhou.
By: Shi Dongdong