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Roundtable discussion on «Improving the normative legal base of the Blood Service and the development of public control in the field of blood donation» theme was held in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation

14.07.16

As a result of the round table work, Blood Service organizations will be evaluated and there will be conducted a survey among donors.

Opening the meeting Nikolai Dayhes, the head of the coordinating center, emphasized that online-conferences with regions has been a good tradition of Public Chamber for a long time. This time representatives of the donor community of the 36 regions of the country joined the event.

«It's nice to see that well-run blood donation system operates in Russia, and we can see results in their daily clinical work. Another positive thing — an increasing number of voluntary donors, even thought there were a lot of controversy and doubts when the law was being took. This points to the fact that spiritual and human qualities are not lost in Russia, and the system is working well», — says Nikolay Dayhes.

Elena Stefaniuk, a deputy head of the Coordination Center, talked about an independent assessment of the quality of Blood Service.

«The process of independent assessment was initiated by the President of Russia. The purpose was to inform citizens about the quality of medical services of the medical organizations and to improve the quality of activities of these organizations», — she said.

Elena Stefanyuk noted that the area of assessment includes the review of organizations’ web sites and the conduction of a survey among blood donors. In order to do this there should be a defined list of organizations of the Blood Service and a working group for assessment in the federal districts. Organizations with the highest points will be awarded by special prizes of Russian National Award «Contribution Award» for their cooperation in donor movement development.

Olga Eichler Head of Blood Service FMBA of Russia organization talked about the activities of the working group aimed at improvement of normative legal base of the Blood Service and about the current situation in the area of blood donation. She reminded that 2016 is an important marker in the development of the blood donation area, as Russia's first Institute of Blood Transfusion was established in 1926.

«There have been profound changes in 90 years, and the Blood Service has become a high-tech and advanced branch in the health care system of Russia. According to figures (as of the date of January 1, 2016) there are: 112 stations of blood transfusion, 294 blood transfusion departments and 21 hospitals, collecting the blood, operating in Russia. Blood donation situation in Russia is stable; blood is being collected in sufficient quantities. The total number of donors for 2015 — around 1 million 510 thousand people, and we are pleased to notice that the amount of paid blood donations has decreased by 47% comparing to 2014» — said Olga Eichler.

According to her speech, positive results were achieved also due to the modernization program of the Blood Service hold in 2008–2014. However, the expert pointed out the existing problem in the industry — unfinished normative legal base.

In conclusion, Olga Eichler added that in June Russian Government approved the draft of federal law «On the introductions of amendments to the Federal Law «On the donation of blood and its components» with its’ further consideration by State Duma. The aim of these changes is to give to the government the authority to approve the rules and to set strong requirements of the safety of donated blood and blood components during preparation, storage, transportation and clinical use.

The source of news: http://www.mgzt.ru/content/usilit-obshchestvennyi-kontrol-donorstva

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