The Blood Care Foundation
The Blood Care Foundation is a charitable, not for profit organisation, registered in the United Kingdom. The Foundation operates the Blood Care Programme, which is designed to provide screened blood, in an emergency, to its members in any part of the world.
The Programme is intended to alleviate shortages of blood which have numerous causes, of which some of the more important are cultural taboos, financial constraints and a high incidence of transfusion transmitted diseases in the donor pool.
Examples of such diseases are HIV I and II, hepatitis B and C and malaria. The provision of blood cover by the Foundation, particularly to expatriate communities, business travellers and to holiday-makers, ensures that the local supplies of blood remain available to the inhabitants of that particular country.
The Programme has also recently been enhanced by the decision of the Trustees to include the provision of Rabies Immunoglobulin and/or vaccine to members who have been bitten by a potentially rabid animal.
For more information visit: www.bloodcare.org.uk