Amman, 14 June 2015 – The National Blood Bank with the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization in Jordan, marked World Blood Donor Day 2015 under the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters”, this day is an occasion to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.
The Ministry of Health emphasized the need to seek to spread the culture of voluntary blood donation to gradually replace the compensatory donation from the patient's family and friends to overcome the gap between the need for blood and its components and what is available in the blood banks.
The Ministry of Health adopted through a strategy based on reaching out to donors in their communities through intensive campaigns, especially universities public institutions, said Dr Ali Al Saad, the Director of Hospital Administration Directorate in Ministry of Health.
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12 May 2015, Amman- The High Health Council in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the World Bank organized a High Level National Consultation Workshop: “Jordan National Health Strategy (2015-2019) and the move towards Universal Health Coverage in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”, in Amman on 12 May 2015. Turkey and Lebanon have been undertaking important health sector reform to move towards Universal Health Coverage and shared lessons learned.
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