Seminar #23

Implementing Nucleic Acid Testing in Blood Transfusion Services – Practical approaches – Why? and How?

Hosted by: ILEX South Africa

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Monday, 5 December
12:30-14:00
CTICC room location: 1.41-1.42

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Medical Technicians, blood transfusion specialists, Ministry of Health, funders

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION:
Why and How nucleic acid testing should be implemented in a blood transfusion service? This seminar will look at why NAT was implemented at SANBS in South Africa and is being implemented in other countries across Africa. It will also cover the How to implement NAT testing in a blood transfusion service specifically setting up NAT testing.

SESSION LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Why should NAT be implemented in a blood transfusion service?
How can NAT be implemented in a blood transfusion service?

SESSION SPEAKERS:

  • Mrs. Marion Vermeulen, South African National Blood Transfusion Service, Why NAT should be implemented?
  • Ms Ronel Rademyer, South African National Blood Transfusion Service, How NAT can be implemented?