Global Advisory Panel on Corporate Governance and Risk Management of Blood Services in Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Global Mapping

Accurate information on all National Society blood services is critical for GAP and the IFRC to plan for future support activities and to conduct the Self-assessment program at a regional or global level. Global mapping provides visibility of the global engagement of National Societies in the provision of blood programs and the role of the National Society and blood service in each country.

National Societies may be involved in a blood program at 3 levels:

The comprehensive information gained through global mapping on the level of involvement of each National Society in blood, provides a valuable reference tool, particularly in disaster response, to enable rapid assessment of the potential impact of the disaster on a National Society blood program and any support that may be required by IFRC and GAP. 

GAP routinely conducts a global mapping exercise to determine the level of involvement of all 190 National Societies in their country's national blood program.