Press Release

Safe births in Moldova: UNFPA donated modern equipment and trained blood transfusion service specialists

28 May 2024

  • Access to safe blood transfusion services is essential in managing gynecological and obstetric emergencies and ensuring maternal and child health.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) with the support of the Directorate-General for Civil Protection and European Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) has provided a batch of high-performance medical equipment for the blood transfusion departments of several hospitals in the country, which includes refrigerators and freezers for products blood, platelet incubators and shakers, hematocrit centrifuges and plasma thawing systems of various capacities.

These devices will help manage gynecological and obstetrical emergencies and ensure risk-free motherhood. In this way, UNFPA together with the European Union demonstrates its firm commitment to support the efforts of the Ministry of Health in strengthening the capacities of the perinatal and blood transfusion service in the Republic of Moldova, in order to provide quality medical assistance to women, mothers and newborns, including refugees from Ukraine.

Between April and May, transfusion medicine specialists and engineers/bioengineers from the equipped hospitals participated in an extensive training program on the use of the high-performance technologies with which the medical institutions were equipped, organized by the National Blood Transfusion Center with the support of UNFPA. The specialists were also trained in the development and implementation of the operational procedures standard and the maintenance of the donated equipment.

The medical institutions equipped with medical devices for blood transfusions, offered by UNFPA with the support of DG ECHO, are: the hospitals in Ceadâr-Lunga, Balti, Edineţ, Cahul, Hîncești, Căuşeni, Orhei, Soroca, Ungheni, the Oncology Institute, the National Center for Blood Transfusion, Mother and Child Institute, Municipal Clinical Hospital no. 3 "Sfânta Treime", Municipal Emergency Clinical Hospital and Municipal Clinical Hospital no. 1 "Gheorghe Paladi" in Chisinau.

Irina Lipcanu

Irina Lipcanu

Communication Officer

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