In February 2007 (through participation to a Libyan Congress in Sabratha), the possibility of a course in Libya started to be explored, on prevention and treatment of thalassaemia and sickle-cell diseases, to the benefit of both European and Arab participants, with Faculty equally composed by European and Arab teachers and coordinators. The project has been approved by the Steering Group of the ATMC initiative, and interest has been shown by the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF).
A “Workshop on stem-cell therapy”, in May 2007, has been co-organised in Teheran (Iran), in the frame of an active collaboration asked to and given by the ESTM to the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organisation (IBTO) for the planning of the scientific programme (having strong educational aspects) of their 1st International Congress in Transfusion Medicine.
A “Blood safety Workshop in Albania” under the aegis of WHO, proposed to the ESTM for collaboration by the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF), took place in Tirana in September 2007.
Demand from the European Blood Alliance (EBA)
Collaboration of the ESTM has been asked by EBA for the educational aspects of a EU triennial project (presented in 2007) on “Good donor management”, concerning the final “dissemination” of its outcomes (Donor management manual, Training programme).
National Blood Transfusion Societies
Many National Societies, or equivalent Institutions (Albania, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine), have been actively collaborating in the preparation of ESTM
residential courses, some of them more than once (Albania, Czech Republic, Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland).