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.

  • 25th Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, June 27 - July 1, 2015, London, UK

    ISBT promote science and education related to blood, cells and transplantation. ISBT started in 2013 its cooperation with the WHO for the discussion of incorporating blood/haemovigilance information into the NOTIFY Library as Educational database for professionals working with MPHO. The Library has been mentioned on Transfusion Today (n. 102, March 2015) and will be presented by Jo Wiersum-Osselton during the forthcoming ISBT Congress.

  • The world of transfusion enters the NOTIFY Library

    The Director General of the Italian National Blood Centre (CNS), Dr Giuliano Grazzini, explains the benefits that blood transfusion programmes can have from participation in the NOTIFY project. This enlargement will be of great value for quality and safety, sharing the extensive vigilance experience of haemovigilance with the newer fields of vigilance for MPHO. On June 23rd the Library will be presented, in Rome, during a conference organized by CNS and the Italian National Transplant Centre on “Surveillance of Substances of Human Origin: The Italian Haemovigilance System and the NOTIFY project.

  • World Blood Donor Day 2015: Thank you for saving my life

    Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and 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 2015 edition of the World Blood Donor Day will be celebrated in China next June 14th 2015 and hosted by the Chinese blood center in Shanghai, Shanghai Blood Centre (SBC), WHO Collaborating Center for Blood Transfusion Services.

  • 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).

  • 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.