Call To Action: Blood Advocacy Week 2024

For Blood Advocacy Week (June 10-14, 2024), consider joining the effort to spread awareness about the importance of regular blood donation. Blood is an essential public health resource that is needed every day of the year for surgeries, traumatic injuries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and end-of-life palliative care. As it is estimated that a patient … more »

IT Synergistics Sponsors Upcoming ADRP Master Class

Virtual Deep Dive into Donor Eligibility for Blood Industry Professionals The Association for Blood Donor Professionals (ADRP) is presenting a two-day Master Class entitled “Change is Good — The Journey of Donor Eligibility”. This virtual event takes place September 20-21, 2023, and focuses on the impact of eligibility guidance in all aspects of the blood … more »

FDA Finalizes Recommendations for Evaluating Blood Donor Eligibility

New Guidance Accepts AABB’s Updated Donor History Questionnaires On May 11, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced final recommendations for evaluating blood donor eligibility through the implementation of individual risk-based questions to reduce the possibility of transfusion-transmitted HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The final guidance issued to the blood industry is entitled: “Recommendations for … more »