National Blood Transfusion Center
The primary focus of Global Healing's work in Moldova is centered in the capital, Chisinau. Following work to increase blood safety and harmonization with European Union standards, Global Healing is assisting the National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTC) in educating physicians and establishing stronger quality systems. Global Healing hosted its third Transfusion Medicine Symposium in June 2009 in order to provide modern, evidence-based education to Moldovan physicians involved with the national blood service. In 2012, Global Healing completed training at the NBTC to establish a reference laboratory to perform antibody identification and begin phenotyping their donor base.
Hospital Blood Transfusion Services
While the national and regional blood centers of Moldova are providing safe and reliable blood products to the hospitals, Global Healing identified a need at the hospitals. Beginning with the Oncology Institute, Moldova's second largest user of blood products, and moving on to the National Scientific and Practical Center of Emergency Medicine and Republican Clinical Hospital, Global Healing specialists created a replicable, scalable hospital transfusion service model that will modernize the care for transfusion recipients. The Ministry of Health of Moldova is currently rolling out the model across the country.
Cahul Regional Blood Transfusion Center
Extending access to safe, reliable blood components beyond the capital is critical to ensure survival of a variety of patients. Global Healing worked in direct partnership with the National Blood Tranfusion Center (NBTC) and Moldovan Ministry of Health to establish the Cahul Regional Blood Transfusion Center (RBTC). Global Healing provided equipment and serving as consultants, while the NBTC shares modern blood banking standards of operation in a "train-the-trainers" approach. Former trainees of Global Healing trained their colleagues to establish a blood bank that matches international standards, thus establishing a legacy of sustainability.
Biomedical Engineering Education
Maintaining equipment regularly is crucial to continued success. As with all our programs, Global Healing ensures that the local team is fully capable of maintaining and servicing the biomedical equipment they receive. This extends the life of the equipment and enables the smooth functioning of the blood bank after Global Healing’s active involvement. Our Chief Technical Consultant is spearheaded a custom educational program for the local engineers.