Written by Julia Ruiz and Eugenia Trigoso (Nurses Group Global Education)
Despite the COVID 19, in September 2022 the WBMT* in collaboration with the WHO, Asia-Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group (APBMT), Eastern Mediterranean Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group (EMBMT) and the Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre/National Institute of Blood and Marrow Transplant (AFBMTC/NIBMT) of Pakistan, organized a Workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan.
A parallel Nurses study day was organized by the EBMT Nurses Group and Nurses from Pakistan on Friday, 23rd September 2022 with an overview of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) process and nursing care. Topics covered stem cell donor selection and safety, cell infusion, quality assurance in transplant centres, infection control, CVC management etc.
More than 165 nurses from 18 countries attended this study day and it was rated as extremely interesting. A great collaboration has been established among participants. We are looking forward to future collaborations.
* The Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) was formally created in 2007 by leaders from major hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) societies and donor registries across the world, culminating in consensus on bylaws and an organizational structure in 2009. With the interest and strong support of the World Health Organization (WHO), these leaders shared a mutual vision of combining efforts towards improving standardization in the global application of HCT, cellular therapy, and related fields as well as broadening the scope of data sharing. This “Federation of Societies” began with 17 international organizations now numbering 22, all with a substantial interest in HCT.