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About Us

The Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) is a trans-national organization operating in Asian region for the development of blood transfusion services (BTS) in this part of the world. AATM started functioning in 1999. It has members from forty five countries from across the world. In ninteen countries from greater Asia (from Turkey to China), AATM has branches (Country chapters) which are self-administered. There are also members from seven Balkan and East European countries.

AATM is a manifestation of the determination of leading specialists in Transfusion Medicine from Asian countries to work together towards finding solutions for their common problems in the spirit of friendship, trust and understanding and to create an order based on mutual respect, equality and shared benefits. The primary objective of the Association is to accelerate the scientific progress and common standard in Blood Transfusion Services (BTS) in member countries in the Asian region.

AATM is committed to establishing inter organizational relationship among various scientific Societies/ Associations related to Transfusion Medicine (technical and motivational field) in Asian countries including SAARC countries. It also intends to work in close co-ordination with various National governments, government organizations like SAARC, BIMTECH, ASEAN etc. for the development of the standards of Blood Transfusion Services in member countries. It may also act as a technical advisory body to member states at various levels, whenever needed. AATM intends to initiate a close liaison with International agencies like World Health Organization (WHO), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society etc. to promote the standard of BTS in this part of the world and to transmit the benefits to member countries.

AATM membership is open to all nationalities. There are annual individual memberships, institutional and corporate membership of AATM. It works on the principle of decentralization. AATM members have formed Country chapters for operation in member countries to work independently and they follow procedures as per constitution. AATM has country chapters in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Iran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.