Transfusion safety in the Maghreb region



Hmida S, Boukef K.


Transfus Clin Biol. 2021 May;28(2):137-142. doi: 10.1016/j.tracli.2021.01.014. Epub 2021 Jan 28.


The Maghreb region comprises five countries: Algeria Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia. This is a review aiming at providing an update on the situation of transfusion in the five countries. Three countries have developed regulations covering all transfusion-related activities including policy development. All the countries are running blood safety activities using a National Blood Service as the main entity. Except for Mauritania and Lybia, all the blood safety activities are centralized and conducted regularly. The blood safety indicators are globally better compared to those of sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the efforts of the states of the Maghreb region, and the progress made in the field of transfusion in these countries, shortcomings persist and concern virtually all the key elements of a national blood supply system mainly in the quality management system. CI – Copyright © 2021. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

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Link/DOI: 10.1016/j.tracli.2021.01.014