• Mobile Team Blood Drives

      Blood Transfusion Institute of Serbia, Svetog Save 39 Open from Monday to Friday, 7 - 19h, Saturday 8 -15hTransmobile at the Republic Square, Belgrade, every day except Sunday, 11 to 17 hEmergency Center – Voluntary blood donation unit, every day except Sunday, 9 to 16 h
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    • Professional education and Training

      Responsibilities and tasks of the Scientific Research and Education Service make up a significant part of the activities of the BTIS including:Scientific research activities Education activities Professional training Scientific research work at the BTIS includes activities significant for the BTIS and the Republic of Serbia as a whole. Its objective is to improve the activities of the BTIS in the framework of blood transfusion, related with the implementation of new methods in routine practice, improvement of the production processes, acquiring new knowledge in domain of transfusion medicine and associated medical disciplines. In accordance with the Act on Scientific Research Activities of the Republic of Serbia, health care professionals at the BTIS acquire academic qualifications and gain opportunities to take aprt in the projects financed by the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia, depending on the scientific competence of each candidate. Besides possibility of participation in the projects financed by the Government of Serbia, internal projects are designed and carried out within the BTIS, significant for the improvement of blood transfusion service. Educational Activities at the BTIS are performed in compliabce with the legal regulations, BTIS Statute, Contracts signed by the BTIS and other educational institutions (Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Nurses and Technicians College and Secondary Medical School) and on the Decree of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Medical Academy, Belgrade, based on the decision made by the BTIS Stirring Committee.
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  • Voluntary blood donor

    Ваша локација Blood Transfusion Institute of Serbia / Voluntary blood donor

    Basic facts about blood transfusion

    Blood transfusion, i.e. transfusion medicine covers numerous activities, from informing the public about the need of patients for blood, blood components and derivatives, motivation of citizens to donate blood, clinical and laboratory selection of blood donors, preparation, tetsting, processing, storage and distribution of blood components and performing required laboratory tests as a precondition of safe transfusion.

    From the beginning of the 17th century, there have been many attempts to treat patients with blood transfusion. It was only at the beginning of the 20th century that conditions for the administration of successful and safe transfusion were made.

    Scientific background for the use of blood transfusion was created following several extremely significant scientific discoveries in the beginning of the 20th century:

    ·                       Discovery of the ABO system blood groups (Landsteiner, 1900)

    ·                       Discovery of the citrate used as anticoagulant - Hustin, 1914, which enabled blood preservation

    ·                       Discovery og the Rhesus system blood groups (Levin and Stetson, 1939)

    ·                       Implementation of the anti-human globulin - Coombs` test (Coombs, Mourant and Race, 1945).

    Continuous, timely and efficient supply of health care establishments with safe blood and blood products (components and derivatives) is the most significant precondiiton of the functioning of each country`s health care system. It implies that the number of voluntary blood donors (VBDs) is the issue of the utmost public interest and provision of sufficient quantities of blood and medications derived from blood is the countriy`s national treasure.

    The requirements for blod and blood products

    The need for blood and blood products depends on the number of inhabitants, number of hospital beds and types of medical services provided in the country. Plan of the actual requirements for blood is made according to the annual consumption of blood in the previous period.

    The requirements in Serbia are approximately 40 blood donors per 1000 inhabitants (4%), whereas the actual percentage of blood donors has been around 3% for years. 

    In accordance with the Act on Transfusion Medicine, potential blood donors, citizens of the Republic of
    Serbia, are required to present a persona, identification document having photoe, signature and
    identification number when admitted to donate blood.
    Potential blood donors, foreign citizens, residing in the Republic of Serbia over 6 months, are required to
    present an additional document confirming that they are temporary residents of Serbia.