The provision of blood has always been an important aspect of healthcare. A well-functioning blood system should be an absolute necessity and top priority of the healthcare policy. Safe blood is critical both for treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds and has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and neonatal care.

Recent research has found that a new blood test that looks for circulating tumour cells could significantly improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. According to the research by the Queen Mary University of London, combining the new test with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) results can yield a diagnosis of aggressive […]

Today, 14th of June 2019 is celebrated globally as World Blood Donor Day. The theme for this year is “Safe blood for all”. The need for blood and blood products is universal, but access to safe blood and blood products varies greatly across and within countries. In many countries, it is challenging for blood services to […]