IBTO as WHO Collaborating Center for Research & Training on Blood Safety held a three-day workshop on “Pre - Transfusion Antibody Screening" for clinical laboratory experts of six Member States of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR).
Standard ABO grouping, standard Rh(D) typing, antibody identification and value of antibody screening test for patients & donors as well as cross- match tests were among topics taught during the workshop.
The workshop consisted of a series of lectures which were followed by a bench exercise in the laboratory.
Iran is the only country in the region that is self-sufficient in production of diagnosis kits and is designated by WHO to transfer this technology to other EMR Member States. Said Mr. Moghadam, the Head of Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL).
Participants from Iraq, Oman, Egypt, Afghanistan, Sudan and Turkey attended the workshop.