Donate blood, give life

Vera Bogdanova, Directorate Head of the Russian Blood Transfusion Service at the Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency and the official Russian representative of the Blood Transfusion Committee at the Council of Europe

1949 - Born in Belgorod region
1972 - Graduates, Ural Polytechnic Institute
1993 - Joins Russian blood transfusion service as deputy head doctor, Ekaterinburg
2001 - Guest expert on the “Quality management of the blood service”, World Health Organisation
2006 - Joins Russian Federal Service on Surveillance in Health Care and Social Development
2007 - Official Russian representative, Blood Transfusion Committee, Council of Europe
2008 - Directorate head, Russian Blood Transfusion Service, Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency

Evidence from around the world demonstrates that voluntary, unpaid donors are the foundation of a safe blood supply. They give blood regularly, enabling safe blood to be made available to all patients requiring transfusion. To talk about blood donation in Russia, our guest today is Vera Bogdanova, the Directorate Head of the Russian Blood Transfusion Service at the Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency and the official Russian representative of the Blood Transfusion Committee at the Council of Europe.