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Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

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Published: 14 September 2023

Challenges and Strategies on Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ensuring Safe Use of Blood and Blood Products

Glenlyd Helmut A. Romanillos, Brian M. Denney, Emmalyn B. Cutamora

Cebu Doctors’ University, Philippines

journal of social and political sciences
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Pages: 81-85

Keywords: Blood Banking, Problems in Blood Banks, Transfusion During Pandemic, Blood Bank Strategies


The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted healthcare systems worldwide, including blood banking and transfusion practices, resulting in a decrease in the number of blood donors and transfusions. Several challenges faced by blood banks during the pandemic include a reduced donor turnout, shortage of blood products, increased workload, and shortage of staff. These issues have raised concerns regarding the adequacy and safety of the blood supply for patients requiring transfusion. Several strategies including mobile blood donation drives, increasing campaigns, and partnerships among blood banks and healthcare organizations were implemented to address the challenges faced during the pandemic


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