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  • Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) has its presence in 20 countries and focuses on improving Transfusion and Transplantation medicine in the Asian Region.Member countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Iran, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Laos, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, Turkey and AATM is registered in New Delhi, India.
  • There are over 1020 members from over 35 countries.
  • For the advancement of Transfusion Medicine AATM undertakes several activities with an annual calendar . Wet Workshops are conducted and fellowships are given to aspiring Transfusion Medicine Trainees and Specialists every year.
  • AATM co-ordinates with other professional bodies like the AABB for conduct of conference and other educational programs. AATM conducts an annual conference in one of its member countries. AATM-AABB Blood Bank certification & distant learning program are at a very advanced stage of implementation. AATM also collaborates with WHO-SEARO.
  • AATM has inter organizational Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with Governments in many countries. These include MOUs with National Blood Transfusion Services, Colombo, Govt of Srilanka, Shanghai Blood centre which is WHO collaboration centre, National Blood Transfusion Council, Ministry of Health, Govt of India,Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization, Tehran, Govt of Iran.
  • AATM-EQAS program: This is offered Free to all Indian members through the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Health care providers, Quality council of India which is a member of ISQUA.
  • AATM-NBTC Blood Donor Counselor Program: AATM in association with National blood Transfusion council has conducted 16 Training programs with special focus on HIV counseling. This is an ongoing program.
  • AATM has its own website www.aatmweb.org for interaction with members and member countries.

  About the Journal

Global Journal of Transfusion Medicine is a bi-annual peer reviewed international journal published by the Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine(AATM).The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts.The process for manuscript submission to the Global Journal of transfusion Medicine (GJTM) is now open access. Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine is pleased to invite you to contribute articles and help in the advancement of Transfusion medicine

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  Scope of the journal

Vision , Mission and Scope of the Journal  

GJTM seeks to  make advances in Transfusion Medicine accessible to  Indian subcontinent, all Asian countries and the entire globe in a phased manner for dissemination of Transfusion Medicine so that all countries are at par when it comes to the practice of safe transfusions. The aim of this journal is to provide a common platform for all Asian countries to share their knowledge and developments in their countries  and eventually reach out to the entire world making it  a truly global journal .

Rapid dissemination and sharing of knowledge pertaining to Transfusion medicine, and allied branches among Asian countries is the main focus of this journal. The journal intends to cover technical, ethical, clinical, administrative and legal issues pertaining to the field of Transfusion Medicine and allied branches inclusive of voluntary blood donor motivation, Immunohaematology, Transfusion transmissible infections, HLA Immunobiology, Transplant immunology, Therapeutic aphaeresis, Regenerative medicine and cell therapy, besides Bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, cryobiology and molecular biology. The journal encourages research articles, review articles and case reports pertaining to the areas of interest mentioned above.

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