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Benefits of AfSBT Membership
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
Includes honorary members
• Entitled to vote during general meetings of AfSBT
• Monthly e-newsletters
• Email notification when Africa Sanguine is released online
• Online access to full contents of Africa Sanguine
• Online access to educational materials
• On e-mailing list of news related to the field of blood transfusion
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Blood Services in Africa / Scientific organisations in Africa – benefits include:
• Networking with transfusion leaders in Africa, through attendance at meetings and also through
the website.
• Helping to keep abreast with developments and thus avoiding duplication of effort and the
waste of valuable resources.
• Access to technical experts with a good understanding of the blood transfusion field in Africa.
• Access to a forum for determining training and technical assistance needs in African countries.
• Credibility when advocating for better and safer transfusion practices; and when advocating for
funding to implement solutions.
• An opportunity for mentoring and developing promising young scientists in the field.
• Opportunity to participate in the setting of “Standards of Practice” and thus increase quality,
safety and access to blood components.
• Keeping current with changes to Standards, and other policies.
• Preferential benefits to exhibit at AfSBT congresses.
• Representative member pays the discounted member registration fee for AfSBT congresses.
• Representative member has a vote during annual general meetings of AfSBT.
• Monthly e-newsletters.
• Listing in Africa Sanguine and on the AfSBT website.
• Link on the AfSBT website to the Associate Member’s website.
• Africa Sanguine is emailed on publication.
CORPORATE MEMBERS
Commercial companies – benefits include:
• Monthly e-newsletters
• Listing in Africa Sanguine and on the AfSBT website
• Link on the AfSBT website to the Corporate Member’s website
• Africa Sanguine is emailed on publication
AFFILIATE MEMBERS
These are not for profit organisations which are engaged in work similar to that of AfSBT. The
organisation and AfSBT have a reciprocal relationship that does not involve fees. The organisations
benefit from exchange of information; educational /scientific information about programmes. They
are given special consideration for exhibiting at congresses. Benefits are:
• Monthly e-newsletters
• Listing in Africa Sanguine and on the AfSBT website
• Link on the AfSBT website to the Affiliate Member’s website
• Africa Sanguine is emailed on publication

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