Welcome to the NOTIFY Library site where experts from across the globe collaborate to share didactic information on documented adverse outcomes associated with the application of human organs, blood, tissues and cells. We aim to support continued improvements in safety and efficacy in transplantation, transfusion and assisted reproduction. The data presented on the Notify Library site should be seen in the context of impressive success stories in transplantation and assisted reproduction across the world.

  • Safety Committee of Héma-Québec, April 2015, Montreal (Canada)

    The progress of Project Notify was presented to the Safety Committee of Héma-Québec, an advisory committee to the Héma-Québec Board of Directors relative to the safety of medical products of human origin that it provides. Héma-Québec's mission is to efficiently meet the needs of the Québec population for safe, optimal-quality blood and blood products, human tissues, cord blood, mother’s milk and cellular products.
    During the last Scientific Committee meeting, the inclusion of adverse  occurrences to the Notify Library relative to blood components was presented by Dr Strong.

  • XIV Congress of the Spanish Association of Tissue Banks (AEBT),April 15th-17th, 2015, Zaragoza (Spain)

    During three days Zaragoza hosted the AEBT meeting bringing together more than 120 participants from transplant coordination offices, tissue banks and cell therapy programs. The Congress included one workshop on clean rooms and sessions on donation, cord blood, ocular, musculoskeletal and cell therapies.
    The NOTIFY library was presented by Dr. Silvia Cutillas, responsible for biovigilance of tissues in the Catalan Organization for Transplantation (OCATT).

  • 5th International congress on Infections and Organ Transplantation, April 9th – 11th 2015, Varese (Italy)

    During the 5th International Congress on Infection and Organ Transplantation the NOTIFY Library was presented to an audience of  infectivologists, pathologists and transplant surgeons. The congress was devoted to a comparison between the italian and the international experiences, with the participation of experts from Italian transplant centres and other international experts in the field.

    The NOTIFY Library was presented by Josè Ramon Nuñez, Medical Officer of the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • The NOTIFY Booklet

     

    The NOTIFY booklet  aims to provide a didactic overview of Vigilance and Surveillance for Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO) targeting clinicians and health authorities. This guidance provides examples which demonstrate the improvement of the care of both the recipients and donors, from the recognition and diagnosis of adverse reactions to the appropriate investigations and treatment after having drawn upon the references in the NOTIFY Library.

  • World Health Assembly Executive Board Acknowledges Exceptional Nature of MPHO

     

    At the 136th meeting of the WHA Executive Board (EB) in January 2015, a proposal from Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia and Spain to work towards consensus on the principles for the donation and management of blood and other Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO) was DOCUMENTED. The discussion was based on a REPORT submitted to the EB for possible future consideration by the full WHA. This important initiative raises the acknowledgement of the exceptional nature of MPHO

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The database is continually updated and currently new cases are being collected and submitted to editorial working groups in order to increase the database content and scope. Following the last WHO Consultation meeting in Brasìlia in December 2013, new international experts were asked to collaborate in the existing editorial working groups,including a new group of hemovigilance experts for the incorporation of Transfusion Reactions in the database.