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The information space will ensure effective interaction between all health actors related to blood and blood products: donors, recipients, medical institutions and authorities.

Kyiv, April 18, 2022 – The Ministry of Health of Ukraine, with the support of UNDP, has completed the preparation of technical requirements for the creation of an information space for participants in blood and blood-related healthcare blood.

The information space is a set of technologies that allow the exchange of information between all the actors of the system: donors, recipients, blood transfusion centers, national and local executive and supervisory authorities, as well as patient organizations. and other civil society entities. In particular, a unified and centralized national system is created to register donors, recipients, donations, stocks, requirements for blood and/or its components and blood transfusions in Ukraine.

The operation of such a space will help address the many challenges faced by blood and blood-related health care due to the lack of financial, logistical and human resources.

Due to previous systemic hiccups, this highly complex medical sphere faces lack of voluntary donors and blood components, lack of control over technological processes for procurement, testing, processing, storage and distribution of blood and blood components from donors, lack of centralized management of blood components, insufficient supervision the proper use of blood components for patients, the provision of transfusion services and the absence of haemostasis. All this has created serious obstacles to the introduction of high-quality blood-related medical care in Ukraine. The new information space will help overcome the mess of the system by uniting donors, recipients, donations, transfusions and blood components in Ukraine into a single accounting system. The characteristics of the space will serve both donors – potential and available, as well as the staff of medical institutions.

Through “Personal Accounts”, donors will receive information about the existing donor reward system and current updates on blood requirements or blood components. Recipients will have full access to transfusions, while the monitoring system will ensure the safety of all processes and ensure donor safety.

At the same time, the system will automate the work of blood transfusion centers. The operation of a single information space will solve problems not only in individual medical institutions, but also at regional and national levels. Automating certain processes will also reduce the burden on hospital staff and administration, allowing them to focus on other important activities, but above all will seriously reduce the likelihood of human errors.