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Workshops on "Voluntary Blood Donor Recruitment" & " Quality System" meet with high interest
Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) co organized three- day back to back workshops on "Voluntary Blood Donor Recruitment" "Quality System" for ECO Member Countries.(10-12 May 2010) Representatives from
Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) co organized three- day back to back workshops on "Voluntary Blood Donor Recruitment" "Quality System" for ECO Member Countries.(10-12 May 2010) Representatives from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey attended the workshops. 

The objectives of the workshop were: 
           1) To review and exchange experiences of the voluntary non-remunerated blood donor &  quality system programmes and identify constraints;
2) To update participants on various strategies for donor recruitment, selection and retention and active community participation in promoting voluntary non-remunerated blood donation; 
3) To provide information on how to address the essential elements of a quality system, such as organizational responsibilities, personnel management, quality control, documentation and record-keeping, equipment management, and external quality assessment.
4) To develop plans for a national voluntary non-remunerated blood donor programme and guidlines on how to implement quality system essentials in testing sites.
The workshops were conducted in an interactive manner and the program included presentations and group activities.

Participants were divided in two groups and asked to plan a blood donor recruitment & retention program and also develop a SOP in the field of blood transfusion. 

The workshops ended by a visit tour of IBTO Quality Control and Immunohematology Reference  labs and Tehran Blood Transfusion Center.

The workshops were met with high interest and participants asked for more training courses on other blood transfusion related subjects.