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Côte d’Ivoire provides quality blood to all patients

After years of work by the National Center for Blood Transfusion (CNTS), Côte d’Ivoire has officially announced that it has won the “battle of clean blood”, i.e. the provision of quality blood bags for the patients.

The CNTS has 27 decentralized structures throughout the territory, including 4 Blood Transfusion Centers (CTS), 18 Blood Transfusion branches and 5 sampling sites, which carry out sampling, biological qualification, preparation, storage, distribution and transfusion advice.

Thanks to the development of the CNTS policy, the development of structures and the modernization of equipment, the first official of the CNTS said that the transfusion centers have won the “battle of clean blood”.

He further indicated that all the blood collected in Côte d’Ivoire undergoes a battery of examinations, in order to secure it. These examinations concern in particular HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, but also ABO Rhesus blood grouping.

Unfortunately, despite this important development for all recipients in Côte d’Ivoire, the CNTS has specified that the problem of self-sufficiency in blood products remains to be resolved. As a result, strategies are in place to address the problem of frequent shortages of blood products.

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