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Title: Situation of the Thalassemia and Blood Transfusion Services
Other Titles: thalassemia in laos
Authors: khounthavy, phongsavath
Keywords: Situation of the Thalassemia and Blood Transfusion Services
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2012
Publisher: khounthavy
Abstract: 1975 Blood service started in Vientiane Capital and played a leading roles in providing adequate and safe blood supply. 1991, MOH transferred this responsibility to the Lao Red Cross. 1995 -2003: blood services were structured with: - Official national blood program - National Blood Policy ( Decree 84/PM, 30/12/1995) National Blood Transfusion Committee ( Decree 01/PM,05/01/1998)
Description: Barriers of thalassemia control in Laos – Policy of thalassemia control is not available – National guideline for thalassemia screening and treatment is not unified – Lacking of human resources such as hematologist , laboratory technicians, etc – Lacking of medical equipment in the field of hematology – Iron chelators are not included in the essential drug list – Thalassemia treatment unit is not available

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