Research

The South African National Blood Service strives for excellence not only in the procurement, processing and issuing of blood products but also in teaching, training and research. Research is an integral part of SANBS core business and underpins the excellence for which SANBS strives.

 

The collection, processing and testing of blood, as well as the issuing of blood products, provides multiple opportunities to pose research questions. The answers to these questions will ultimately contribute to the SANBS body of knowledge and improve service delivery.
 

SANBS research is conducted by many individuals within SANBS and between employees and third party collaborators. SANBS Management and staff are committed to conducting research aimed at improving the safety, quality and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine.
 

All research, whether conducted by SANBS staff or external researchers, involving SANBS data and/or blood and blood products requires approval from the SANBS Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

 

To make applications to the SANBS HREC: click here >>