According to Dr Raouf, only 0.6 per cent of the UAE population are AB negative, 1.8 per cent are B negative, 2.4 per cent are A negative, and 4 per cent are O negative. Positive blood types are the most common blood type and are found in 38.6 per cent of the population.
The 19th edition of the Medlab Middle East congress will feature 12 CME accredited multi-disciplinary conferences, including,a dedicated conference on Blood Transfusion Medicine.
The conference, which is supported by the International Society of Blood Transfusion and the Saudi Society of Transfusion Medicine, will feature several renowned international blood specialistspresenting guidelines and regulatory updates on safe and effective collection, preparation and transfusion of blood products tailored for lab and transfusion specialists.
The conference, chaired by Dr May Raouf ,Head of blood donation center ,Dubai Health Authority and co-chaired by Dr NaemaOmeziane, Medical Director, Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, SEHA,will examine critical topics including technological breakthroughs, global and regional challenges of recruitment and retention of blood donors, transfusion transmitted infections and screening of donors, amongst others.
Organised by Informa Markets, an estimated 600+ exhibitors from more than 35+ countries and 25,800+ professional visits are expected to attend the 2020 edition of the show, which runs from 3-6 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
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