A test blood transportation between hospitals using drones will be organized in Ulaanbaatar on November 13 as part of Japan-Mongolia cooperation.
In 1963, Mongolian blood transfusion service was established officially with the independent creation of Blood Transfusion Central Station in Ulaanbaatar. In the following year of 1964, rural blood centers were organized under the provincial central hospitals in all provinces, thus blood transfusion care and service has started nationwide.
In 1994, Mongolian blood transfusion service has shifted from paid blood donation practice to the nonremunerated and has achieved a 100% voluntary nonremunerated blood donor, in 2016.
With the increase in the number of dedicated refrigerators and freezers, blood samples can be stored for 1 year, which is crucial for tracking posttransfusion reactions and research use. Since 2005, the laboratory has been regularly involved in the external quality assurance program for the quality of TTI testing funded by the WHO and the Global Fund, and since 2010, it has expanded to 26 RBC, thus has become as a national. As for the reference laboratory, antibody detection and differentiation tests were introduced on a trial basis of National EQAS in 2012 and on a daily basis in 2013.