BSSP: Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service

Location: Lusaka Centre
Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service (ZNBTS) is in charge of restoring lives through safe blood transfusion, within Zambia. The Lusaka Centre is the head office of the ZNBTS which as 9 other fixed donation, testing and processing sites across Zambia.

In July 2016 Jembi initiated the process of implementing BSIS at the ZNBTS during a pre-implementation visit by the Jembi BSSP team to Lusaka, Zambia. The team spent a week in Lusaka hosted by the ZNBTS, where they presented the Blood Safety Information System (BSIS) as a tool for data management within Blood Services as well as the BSSP as a mechanism for potentially implementing BSIS at the Lusaka branch of the ZNBTS. Following this presentation of BSIS and the BSSP, the ZNBTS took the decision to move forward with implementing BSIS at their Lusaka service and the team jointly agreed on pre-implementation requirements and activities, areas of responsibility in preparation for and during implementation as well as a timeline for implementation of BSIS in Lusaka beginning in November 2016.