On 23 February 2015, Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) will host the high-ranking officials from Ministry of Health to inaugurate the first innovation center in the region.
The Centre for Innovation, which is located in IBTO, is a complete miniature of a “transfusion chain” from vein to vein, with all the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and equipment used by IBTO and hospitals. The center is the unique of its kind in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean region and would serve as a training center for both internal and international applicants.
One of the most important goals of the center is to provide an environment for innovators and scientists to bring their novel ideas to be evaluated and be enhanced. Research and Development on transfusion medicine which is not possible to be carried out in other departments of IBTO due to our strict rules on blood safety can be performed in the centre because of its flexible environment and high technology equipment.