WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2020

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2020

Because of the emergency caused by the COVID- 19 pandemic for many aspects unknown , dramatic , and why the whole world is isolated, it is fundamental to feel close and united . It is in crisis situations that the true nature of our society and of people emerges , for better and for worse , and special thanks goes to all the blood donors , that also after the strict measures imposed to curb the spread of  coronavirus  in all these months, have contributed to donate their blood . Donate means to disseminate the values of solidarity , means also  social and civil  participation and so it is the occasion to remember that together we are able to overcome all the difficulties. TOGETHER WE WILL SUCCEED .   A cause de l’émergence causé de la pandémie Covid 19 pour tant d’aspect inconnu,dramatique pour cela tout le monde est isolé, il est fondamentale être proche et unis.C’est dans les  situations de crise qu’émerge la vrai nature de nôtre société et  des hommes dans  le bien comme dans le mal et un remerciement vraiment spécial va a tout les donneurs de sang,qui même avec toutes les mesures imposées pour freiner la contagion coronavirus,dans tout ces mois ils ont continués à donner régulierement leur propre sang.Donner signifie propager les valeurs de la solidarité, de la participation  sociale et civile c’est ainsi l’occasion pour rapeller qu’ensemble nous sommes capable de surmonter toutes les difficultés. ENSEMBLE NOUS Y ARRIVERONS.   Por una causa dramática y sin precedentes de la emergencia causada por la pandemia COVID-19, para la cual el mundo entero está aislado,...
Workshop on Plasma Collection in Amsterdam – Netherlands, 14-15 January 2020

Workshop on Plasma Collection in Amsterdam – Netherlands, 14-15 January 2020

The European Blood Alliance (EBA) and the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA), held an IPFA/EBA Workshop on Plasma Collection in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 14-15 January 2020.The IPFA/EBA Workshop on Plasma Collection focused on key considerations and strategies for increasing the supply of voluntary non-remunerated donation plasma for fractionation from blood establishments in Europe and other regions of the world and working towards the goal of strategic independence for the supply of Plasma Derived Medicinal Products (PDMPs).FIODS took part in this high-level meeting to underline the crucial role of donor associations in recruitment and retention of voluntary and non remunerated plasma donors.The Federation is proud of the strategic partnership with EBA and is looking forward to developing more shared projects to promote the importance of VNRD and the role and protection of donors....
The world blood donor day in Rome has been cancelled, to the coronavirus. Everything is postponed for next year. The OMS considers dangerous whatever gathering of people also for the next few months.

The world blood donor day in Rome has been cancelled, to the coronavirus. Everything is postponed for next year. The OMS considers dangerous whatever gathering of people also for the next few months.

The world blood donor day in Rome has been cancelled, to the coronavirus. Everything is postponed for next year. The WHO considers dangerous whatever gathering of people also for the next few months. La journée mondiale du donneur à Rome a été annulée à cause du Coronavirus.Tout est déplacé a l’année prochaine. L’OMS considère à risque tout rassemblement de personne même dans les mois à venir. El día mundial del donante en Roma se canceló debido al Coronavirus.  Todo ha pasado al próximo año.  La OMS considera que cualquier reunión de personas es arriesgada incluso en los próximos...
FIODS Conference, Bruxelles – 28 October 2019

FIODS Conference, Bruxelles – 28 October 2019

On the 28th October 2019 the European Commission organised a Conference to present and give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the findings of its Evaluation of the EU blood and tissues and cells legislation, carried out since 2017.The conference, moderated by Vivienne Parry – a well-known broadcaster and journalist – was attended by several stakeholders from blood and tissue establishments, national authorities, patient and donor associations and industry.  On this occasion, FIODS was invited to present the point of view of donors and their associations in the Conference session dedicated to “The challenge of ensuring that all EU citizens affected by the BTC [blood, tissues, cells] chain are protected”.The Conference highlighted many crucial topics (related, in particular, to donor protection, promotion of VNRD and need to ensure sufficiency for blood and blood components in every EU country) on which the Federation will keep working with its members and strategic partners in the following months. Click to download the program CONFERENCE ON THE EVALUATION OF THE EU LEGISLATION ON BLOOD, TISSUES AND CELLS CONFERENCE ON THE EVALUATION OF THE EU LEGISLATION ON BLOOD, TISSUES AND CELLS CONFERENCE ON THE EVALUATION OF THE EU LEGISLATION ON BLOOD, TISSUES AND CELLS CONFERENCE ON THE EVALUATION OF THE EU LEGISLATION ON BLOOD, TISSUES AND CELLS CONFERENCE ON THE EVALUATION OF THE EU LEGISLATION ON BLOOD, TISSUES AND...
WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 13-14 JUNE 2019 – KIGALI (RUANDA)

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 13-14 JUNE 2019 – KIGALI (RUANDA)

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 13-14 JUNE 2019 – KIGALI (RUANDA) On the 13 and 14 of june in Kigali the President Gian Franco Massaro has represented the IFBDO at the 2019 WBDD. Many have been the meetings with the the WHO responsable Yu Junping, and with other important guests. The magic moment was surely the ceremony of the handover to Italy. The President Massaro together with the CNS Director, Giancarlo Liumbruno received the event flag that the WHO has assigned to Italy for...
Blood Donor Health and Safety, 28 March 2019

Blood Donor Health and Safety, 28 March 2019

Blood Donor Health and Safety On the 28 of March in the Pocchiari meeting room of the National Health Istitute in Rome the President Massaro Gian Franco has partecipate to the congress” Blood Donor Health and Safety” Many international scientific publication shave recently focused their attention on “donor blood management”, providing indications about the strategies for monitoring and preventing martial deficiency, unwanted reactions and adverse events. This growing interest is a demonstration of the importance of the theme of the protection of  blood donors’ health and safety at each stage of the donation process. The correct management of the donor assumes an even more significant role in the case of younger donors. This category of donors, in fact, plays a key role in consideration of the demographic changes inplace, therefore, ensuring them apositive experience of donation is one of  the strategies to guarantee, even in the future, the self-sufficiency of blood and its products. During the conference, different approaches and strategies will be discussed, comparing Italian and international experiences and...
International Symposium on Plasma Supply Management – Strasburgo, 29-30  Jaunary 2019

International Symposium on Plasma Supply Management – Strasburgo, 29-30 Jaunary 2019

On 29-30 January 2019 took place in Strasbourg the international Symposium on Plasma Supply Management organized by EDQM (European Directorate of the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare). The conference saw the participation of seveal experts and stakeholders, who shared their views on the possible strategies to optimise and increase plasma collection and the production of plasma-derived medicinal products at the European Union level, but also on the best ways to ensure the correct management and donor protection. Many countries introduced their national transfusion model and the best practices to be shared with the audience. At the Symposium FIODS has been asked to represent the position of the donors’ organizations, underlining their strategic role within a system that needs to stay sustainable, ethical and maintain at the very center of its values the principle of voluntary, anonymous, non remunerated, regular and responsibile blood and plasma donation, as the best way to protect both donors and patients. Our Federation has been represented by Alice Simonetti, Secretary of FIODS European Continental Committee and by dr. Michel Monsellier, President of the Committee. Between the topics discussed at the Symposium, possible scientific evidence which might support a revision – by EDQM – of the current guidelines in terms of, among others, volume and frequency of donation, but also the ethical aspects of the European system, where we have, from one side, countries which allow donors’ compensation and a huge presence of private companies, and, from the other, many countries promoting the an organization based on the complete non remuneration of blood and plasma donation, to protect dignity and safety of donors and recipients.  ...
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