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.

  • 24th Congress of the European Association of Tissue Banks, October 1-3, 2015, Split (Croatia)

    The next 24th EATB Congress will be a wonderful opportunity for professionals involved in tissue and cell banking and transplantation from all around Europe and the world to get together, learn from each other and exchange knowledge and experience. Vigilance will be an active part of the congress with a specific workshop on October 2nd at 7:30 (SARE/SAR: Learning from vigilance). Aurora Navarro and Marjan Happel will co-chair this interactive workshop using real cases from participants and from the Notify Library.

  • The Notify Library wants to improve!

    The Notify Library wants to improve! Starting from today, all Notify Library users (whether anonymous or registered on our forums) are invited to evaluate the usefulness of the searches they have carried out. By answering 3 SIMPLE QUESTIONS, Notify Library users will provide essential information that will help us to improve the nature of the information submitted to the Library by professionals and regulators worldwide and the ease of access to that information by those who need it.

    Please dedicate a very small amount of your time to help us to make this tool a real instrument for enhancing donor and patient safety globally!

  • 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.

  • 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.