Four decades of National Blood Service in Iran: outreach, prospect and challenges.

@article{Pourfathollah2015FourDO,
  title={Four decades of National Blood Service in Iran: outreach, prospect and challenges.},
  author={Ali Akbar Pourfathollah and Nasim Sadat Hosseini Divkolaye and Fariba Seighali},
  journal={Transfusion medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          138-43
        }
}
  • Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Nasim Sadat Hosseini Divkolaye, Fariba Seighali
  • Published in Transfusion medicine 2015
  • Medicine
  • OBJECTIVE This study aims to compare the changes and progress made to Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) during 1974-2014 in order to identify the shortcomings. BACKGROUND The History of Blood transfusion in Iran can be traced back to the 1940s. IBTO was established in 1974 as a national centralised organisation, supported by Iranian government for its budget and supplies and provides its products free of charge to both public and private hospitals. METHODS The statistics have… CONTINUE READING

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