TRANSFUSION SYSTEM IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA AND THE PLACE OF OTH BURGAS IN IT
ABSTRACT: Blood transfusion and blood components are an essential part of modern intensive care, which every year saves millions of people’s lives, in particular in modern medical practices such as cardiac surgery, transplantology, hematology and oncology, emergency medicine, etc. The goal of this report is to introduce the structure and functions of the current Transfusion system and the place of OTH (Transfusion Hematology Department) Burgas in it. Possibilities for adjustments in current structure and functionality. Annual reports and analyses on the activity of the Transfusion System in the country, normative documents and sub-normative acts. The activity of OTH Burgas (Transfusion Hematology Department) in recent years is comparable to that of some CTH (Transfusion Hematology Center) and far exceeds that of other OTH. The presence of a Medical University in the city, providing medical staff and availability of good material and technical base with opportunities for expansion are favorable conditions for the transformation of OTH into CTH. The rapid development of highly specialised medical activities based in 7 large hospitals in the district make this transformation necessary. OTH (Department of Transfusion Hematology) Burgas is the largest OTH within the country in terms of volume of activity, staff, area on which it is located, number of medical establishments and territory it serves. There exist many favorable factors for the expansion of its functions and its transformation into CTH ( Transfusion Hematology Centre) . If it happens, OTH Burgas is capable of fully meeting the blood components' needs of all medical institutions in the region.
Keywords: Transfusion system, OTH, CTH