ACTIVITIES OF ICBS COLLABORATING CENTERS
AN ICBS COLLABORATING CENTER CONTRIBUTION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING:
Assisting in training of personnel from blood transfusion services in developing countries on quality assurance and total quality management, as well as all other elements of blood safety including training in screening methodology, donor selection, and clinical use of blood.
Providing information and advice on improving blood safety in developing countries.
Developing training material and guidelines.
Contributing to the ICBS assessing process of currently available screening kits for blood safety with respect to: cost, sensitivity, specificity and suitability for use in small or large blood banks.
Assisting in establishing the ICBS Master Panels
Assisting in technology transfer.
DESIGNATION AND DURATION
To designate a Collaborating Center, a proposal/application together with documentation that indicates that the Center meets the aforementioned criteria should be submitted to ICBS for approval by its members.
An ICBS Collaborating Center shall be designated to serve for a period of two years on arenewable basis. The renewal shall be based on a bi-annual evaluation of the contribution of the center to ICBS' activities and the assistance provided by the Center to achieve its goals. The evaluation is to be conducted by a special temporary committee set up for the purpose.
Each ICBS Collaborating Center shall submit an annual report to ICBS management detailing its contribution in support of ICBS projects and activities.