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Life Blood Newsletter:

WPBTS shares its latest news with blood users in the Life Blood Newsletter Edition 26, on the latest news page.

Plasma-derived Medicinal Products (PDMP’s) Update:

In response to the MCC audit review, WPBTS has voluntarily ceased production of its PDMP’s and has permanently closed the Pharmaceutical Division after thirty years in operation.

Pathogen Reduction Evaluation:

WPBTS and SANBS are evaluating/reviewing the feasibility of pathogen reduction technology for pooled random donor platelets and single donor apheresis platelets for implementation in South Africa.

Haemovigilance Report:

WPBTS and SANBS’s reporting of adverse blood transfusion/donation events in South Africa is available in the latest SA National Haemovigilance Report (2014), on the haemovigilance information page.