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      Revised: ISBT Code of Ethics   09/12/2017

      ISBT is pleased to announce the revision of the ISBT Code of Ethics; one of the Societies most important documents. In December 2013 the ISBT Board endorsed a recommendation to revise the Code. The Standing committee on Ethics chaired by Dr Peter Flanagan has worked since 2014 to review and revise the old Code. ISBT members were given opportunities to comment during the review process. The new version of the Code was accepted by the ISBT membership on June 20, 2017 during the General Assembly at the 27th congress of the ISBT in Copenhagen. ISBT considers that the new code keeps the same philosophy as the old code but the new code is more useable, meaningful and appropriate. The new Code of Ethics has been translated into six different languages for the convenience of our international members. Please find an English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic version of the Code of Ethics on the ISBT website. The most important changes made to the Code of Ethics are; To lengthen the code to include an introductory paragraph to set the scene and construct the specific principles that constitute the code. The introduction of a stewardship section which contains a series of statements which are mainly directed at health authorities and policy makers who set overall standards for blood service provision. The concept of stewardship is based on concepts identified in the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report on ‘Human bodies: Donation for medicine and research. Individual statements aligned to a series of ethical principles. This aims to provide clarity on why the principles are important. A series of footnotes are provided to give information on the source underpinning the statements. The use of the terms ‘must’ and ‘should’ to identify a statement as mandatory or as an objective, were carefully reviewed and considered. The term must identifies something as mandatory. Relocation of certain principles, for example the principle that blood is a public resource and that access should not be restricted is now positioned in the Stewardship section of the code. For any queries about the new Code of Ethics please contact ISBT Central Office.

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  3. Hi Victor,

    Happy birthday from all of us here at ISBT Central Office!

    Best wishes,

    Bodine van Wingerden
    Team ISBT



    Professor of Medicine- Hematology/Oncology

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    19 April 1950 (01 Rajab 1369H)

    Place of Birth

    Makkah, Saudi Arabia

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    Married, with 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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    Laboratory Medicine, National Blood and Cancer Center, King Abdullah Road, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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    International Board of Metal Toxicology



    American Board of Internal Medicine – Hematology

    University of Toronto, Canada


    American Board of Internal Medicine

    University of Toronto, Canada


    Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine

    University of Toronto, Canada


    MB, BS, King Saud University, Riyadh




    2014-Present                         Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,

                                                      National Blood and Cancer Center, Riyadh











    2008- present


    Center of Excellence in Thrombosis & Hemostasis,

    King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (www.ceth-ksu.com)



     Journal of Applied Hematology,

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (www.jahjournal.org)



    Scientific Committee, Saudi Board of Hematology


    Editorial Board in Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy Journal


     2007- present

    Vice President

    Saudi Society of Hematology

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


     2007- 2010


    Scientific Committee of Saudi Board of Internal Medicine

    1997- present

    Professor of Medicine – Hematology

    King Khalid University Hospital

    1989- present

    Consultant Hematologist

    Department of Medicine

    King Saud  University Medical City


    2010-Present                                                                                                                   Director


    2006 - 2010

    Member, Credential Committee

    Department of Medicine,

    King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University

    1989- 2010


    Scientific Committee of Blood Transfusion

    Ministry of Health



    Scientific Journal of the Saudi Society of Hematology (in progress)




    Head, Division of Oncology-Hematology

    Department of Medicine

    King Khalid University Hospital


    Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine

    King Khalid University Hospital


    Associate Professor of Medicine – Hematology

    King Khalid University Hospital


    Assistant Professor of Medicine – Hematology

    King Khalid University Hospital


     American Society of Hematology (ASH)

    Saudi Society of Hematology (SSH)

    International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH),

    World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH),

    Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP),

    Mediterranean League Against Thromboembolic Diseases (MLTD)


  5. Wishing that blood products are offered free to all of those who are in need. 

  6. Happy birthday, Shamee! :) 

    Best wishes,

    ISBT Central Office

  7. Happy Birthday Linley with many happy returns.:)

    1. Linley Bielby

      Linley Bielby

      Thank you Merhan

  8. 9_9 Looking forward to using the new forum and having a wonderful 2017.

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