Editor’s Message

AfSBT brings limitless potentials in fulfilment of its mandate to support blood programmes in Africa. The AfSBT governance provides the vision and direction to ensure that the society is on the right path. We brought you more information in this issue of the newsletter about the AfSBT regional governance, which also involves the management and the internal structures of the regional chapters.  According to a set of bylaws, AfSBT together with its regional committees, set strategic direction, future plans, allocate necessary resources, and make key decisions that society can then implement to meet member needs.

Over the past decade, despite of occasional challenges, AfSBT has made a significant progress on executing and expanding its progmmes, one of our recognized programmes is the AfSBT Educational programme, this programme is internationally recognised, it advances the development of blood transfusion skills across the continent and support accreditation endeavours of BTSs. Read more about our Educational programme in this issue.

Last but not least, I would like to remind all managers and officers of Blood Transfusion Services/Societies and Blood Donor Organisations/Societies in Africa that AfSBT is offering your organisation an Associate membership for FREE. Take advantage of this offer and register your organisation today and enjoy the benefits of this category of membership.  Read more in this issue about our membership levels with their respective benefits and become an AfSBT member or renew your membership today.

Enjoy your reading.
Heidi Goubran

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