The WHO published an initiative to improve patient blood management last year and this looks like an excellent policy for BIVDA to raise in the UK. The three pillars of focus are:
- Detection and management of anaemia and iron deficiency
- Minimization of blood loss and optimisation of coagulation
- Leveraging and optimising the patient-specific
Doris-Ann would like to hear from any company who have products that could be useful in this initiative and would like to participate – the potential for PBM is to save the NHS resource, improve both patient safety and health outcomes. Particular interest for the Government are cardiovascular disease and maternal health as two of the high health priorities alongside reducing health inequalities, cancer and mental health.