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EU Optimal Blood Use Project [EUOBUP] [2006209] - Project
General objectives

This project will encourage best European practice on the optimal use of blood components and therapeutic practice.

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

This project addresses the quality and safety of blood, proposes best practice, and supports European legislation in the field of quality and safety of blood.

Methods and means

A questionnaire study will be conducted to determine current therapeutic practice. The outcome of the study will be reviewed and will subsequently be used to inform the development of a manual.

Expected outcomes period

The project will:
develop a manual to encourage best European practice on the optimal use of blood components and therapeutic practice;
produce a manual containing:
— methods for monitoring and understanding hospital processes that determine whether or not a patient receives the correct blood component, correctly transfused at the right time;
— methods for training hospital staff who are essential to safe therapeutic transfusion practice;
— methods for obtaining, analysing and presenting to clinicians comparative information on the quantities of blood components transfused for similar procedures.

Details
Start date: 01/05/2007
End date: 01/05/2010
Duration: 36 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EC Contribution: € 500 000,00