Sharing a goal ‘to contribute to the safety and security of the blood supply for the citizens of Europe by developing and maintaining an efficient network of European blood services’, the European Blood Alliance (EBA) was founded on September 21st 1998 by 9 members: Belgium, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland. Building on this foundation, EBA now has 25 members across the EU, EFTA, and the UK. EBA supports its members to act as a collaborative force, working together in the interests of donors and patients to maintain and improve the availability, quality, resilience, safety, and cost-effectiveness of the blood supply in Europe.
As the leading voice of public and not-for-profit blood establishments in Europe, EBA provides a reliable source of expertise and evidence-based information to both National and European Institutions and to stakeholders in the wider global Blood community. The broad scope of EBA’s Working Groups, consisting of dedicated professionals from member blood establishments, reflects the increasing complexity of activities in Blood Establishments and their desire to deliver continuous improvements for their donors and patients.
EBA acts as a facilitators for knowledge exchange and collaboration within its membership with the goal to: