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NIHBT receives ISBT Award for Developing Countries

Hanoi, September 6 (VNA) - The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) on September 5 received the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Award for Developing Countries.

The award was presented at the 34th International Congress of the ISBT in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“The award recognises medical results and efforts of the country’s blood transfusion sector and marks a new milestone of NIHBT’s development in the region and on the international level,” NIHBT Director Nguy e n Anh Tr i said.

“ISBT expects Vietnam to promote blood transfusion services through training courses, which will be organised in Vietnam early in 2017,” ISBT Excutitve Director Judith Chapman said.

NIHBT is the third medical facility to receive the award, following the Sri Lanka National Blood Transfusion Service in 2012 and the Myanmar National Blood Transfusion Centre in 2014.

The ISBT Award for Developing Countries aims to encourage efforts and progress in improving the quality of national blood transfusion services and to promote connections between developed and developing countries.

Established in 2012, the award is presented to a blood service or centre from a developing country that has made a significant contribution in strengthening blood transfusion practices within the country.