Iranian representatives including Dr. Pourfathollah (IBTO Managing Director) and Dr. Seighali (IBTO Director of International Affair) participated in Xth Annual Conference of Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) which was held in Nepal during 18-19 September.
40 –year experience of National Blood Service in Iran and the role of international relations in the health arena were among the topics represented by Iranian delegation.
In addition, two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide a framework for their cooperative relationship.
According to the MOU, IBTO shall make available to AATM its experiences and best practices to hold training workshops and external quality assessment samples.
Two institutions also agreed to cooperate jointly on conducting research projects; holding international seminars & conferences and supporting publications related to transfusion medicine.
The Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) is a manifestation of the determination of leading specialists in Transfusion Medicine from Asian countries to work together towards finding solutions for their common problems in the spirit of friendship, trust and understanding and to create an order based on mutual respect, equality and shared benefits