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Functionality and Structure

Excerpt from the Statute of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine of the FBiH ("Official Gazette of the Federation BiH", No. 70/13 of 11 September 2013)

III FUNCTIONALITY

Article 13.

The activity of the Institute includes: 

  • Shaping the doctrine and harmonizing the application of standards in the collection of blood and blood components, laboratory testing, processing, storage, distribution, transport of blood components and blood products and their clinical application
  • Coordinating the promotion and organization of blood donation with the Red Cross of the Federation of BiH,
  • Co-ordination and supervision of professional work in transfusion centers and transfusion units,
  • Performing quality control of work, reagents and preparations in transfusion,
  • Propagation of voluntary blood donation,
  • Organizing and conducting continuous training of staff in the field of transfusion medicine,
  • Research activity in transfusion medicine,
  • Monitoring the rationality / justification of the application of blood and blood components,
  • Monitoring and analyzing the effects of transfusion therapy,
  • Donor and therapeutic apheresis procedures,
  • Blood collection for autologous transfusion,
  • Examination of hemostasis disorders,
  • Immunogenetic processing and assays to determine tissue and recipient tissue compatibility,
  • Keeping records and documentation,
  • Establishment and maintenance of a single information system,
  • Conducting a unique register of donors temporarily or permanently excluded due to the overwhelming contagious disease of the recipient in whose blood the confirmatory tests demonstrated the presence of infectious pathogens, a donor whose blood in the transfusion procedure caused the disease of the recipient, the recipient of rare blood types, as well as a unique register of hemophiliacs .
  • Managing a single register of serious adverse events and serious adverse reactions,
  • Cooperation with international organizations, associations and related transfusion institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries, and other activities in accordance with the law and the founding act.

Excerpt from the Law on Blood and Blood Components ("Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina", No. 9/10)

Department for Transfusion Medicine of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Article 6.

The Department for Transfusion Medicine of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the Federal Institute) is a health institution founded by the Federation and performing transfusion activities on the territory of the Federation in accordance with the regulations regulating health care and this law.

Article 7.


Beside the work performed on the basis of regulations regulating health care, the Federal Bureau also performs the following tasks:

  • Propagates voluntarily blood donation,
  • Organizes and conducts continuous training of staff in the field of transfusion medicine,
  • Research activity in transfusion medicine,
  • Controls the rationality/justification of the application of blood and blood components,
  • Monitors and analyzes the effects of transfusion therapy,
  • Donor and therapeutic apheresis procedures,
  • Blood collection for autologous transfusion,
  • Examination of hemostasis disorders,
  • Immunogenetic processing and tests to determine tissue and recipient tissue compatibility,
  • Keep records and documentation in accordance with the provisions of this Law,
  • Establish and maintain a unique information system in accordance with this Law,
  • It maintains a unique register of donors who are temporarily or permanently excluded due to the overwhelming contagious disease, the recipient in whose blood the confirmatory tests have demonstrated the presence of infectious pathogens, a donor whose blood in the transfusion process has been caused by the disease of the recipient and the recipient of rare blood groups, as well as a single registrant of haemophilia,
  • Leads to a unique register of serious adverse events and serious adverse reactions,
  • Cooperates with international organizations, associations and related transfusion institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries,

and other tasks in accordance with the law and the founding act.

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