The Asia Pacific Blood Network (APBN) was established in 2006 to promote blood safety and efficiency of blood service operations among members. It encourages a close cooperative approach to advance regional harmonisation and co-operation in blood related matters and does this with an appreciation that members operate in different domestic contexts.
The APBN provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and insights and compare operational practices. Supporting the principle of Voluntary, Non-Remunerated Blood Donation (VNRBD), the APBN seeks to provide strategic leadership in the Asia Pacific region and to support policy development. The Network provides a regional voice and perspective on blood-related themes.
The Members of APBN are:
- Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service
- Blood Services Group, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore
- Australian Red Cross Blood Service
- Beijing Red Cross Blood Center
- Japanese Red Cross Society Blood Service
- Republic of Korea National Red Cross Blood Service
- New Zealand Blood Service
- Taiwan Blood Services Foundation
- National Blood Centre - Thai Red Cross Society
- Macao Blood Transfusion Service
APBN has developed a Strategic Plan for 2009-2015 and identified 5 principal strategic initiatives:
- Develop regional collaboration to improve blood supply organization and product utilization
- Engage in new thinking to address specific regional issues which could be adopted into regional guidelines
- Promote regional self-sufficiency based on voluntary non-remunerated blood donors
- Ensure the safety & health of blood donors
- Achieve high levels of cooperation and collaboration within and between networks
The APBN will seek to work in close partnership with other networks within the global blood community with a view to progressing these strategic initiatives and promoting our objectives for safe and sustainable blood systems that generate positive health outcomes.
For more information about APBN, please contact the APBN Secretariat at: