From 15 till 21 December 2018 Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga will be in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, for a special consultation. He will support the Higher Institute of Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Blood Safety) in the capacity of Temporary Advisor, in the preparation of:
- a Regional Status Report on blood safety and availability 2017, based on the GDBS data of 2014-2015;
- a report on a 15-year (2000 – 2015) analysis of trends in blood safety and availability in the Eastern Mediterranean Region countries, based on the available and accessible GDBS survey data over the period.
Both reports will be accompanied by a journal publishable manuscript to be prepared in the first quarter of 2019.