On the basis of the Blood Supply Act, there is only one organization in the Netherlands responsible for safe and efficient blood supply: Sanquin. With almost 3,000 committed colleagues and 350,000 blood donors, Sanquin can provide a better life for 300,000 Dutch patients each year.
In addition to collecting, processing and distributing blood products, Sanquin also:
- produces plasma pharmaceuticals
- develops blood group and immune reagents,
- performs a multitude of diagnostic services,
- conducts high-quality scientific research
- and provides education and training.
Sanquin is the only blood organization in the world to offer this combination of in-house medical, pharmaceutical and scientific knowledge and expertise.
The organization’s top priority is the health of patients and donors: safety always comes first. The safety of the blood transfusion chain from donor to patient is ensured by sophisticated production methods, rigid procedures, strict testing and quality requirements , as well as thorough staff training.
Also work ethics are designed to ensure a safe blood supply. The skills and commitment of Sanquin’s staff are the organization’s greatest asset. The organization nurtures their professionalism and commitment needed to ensure the high quality of our blood supply. The employees of Sanquin work according to a code of conduct.
Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation
1066 CX Amsterdam
- 726 thousand donations
- 17 million population