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


The Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service has been a GAP support country since 2014.   

Support is provided by GAP and partner National Societies in the areas of:

  • Assistance in advocacy with government
  • Support for an operationalised strategic plan
  • Assistance to design and implement a quality system
  • Training for technical staff
  • Assistance in business case developed for facility improvement/rebuild
  • Promotion to IFRC of the need for VNRBD support





Left: Dr Wolfgang Mayr (GAP) visiting the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Centre in Dhaka, Nov 2015






Blood Service Strategic Planning

GAP has assisted the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service Director in developing a strategic plan for the Blood Service, a key corporate governance and risk reduction strategy.  In late 2015, GAP's visit to Bangladesh culminated in a strategic planning workshop, including blood service participants from Dhaka and 5 of the 7 regional centres (Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, Natore and Rajshani). 

The finalised strategic plan identifies the key strategic pillars and the foundation requirements essential to the Blood Service to deliver their strategy (quality system, human resources, funding).  Assistance was provided to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service to help develop the key objectives, core activities and associated monitoring and evaluation measures.  The plan also considered funding, resourcing constraints and other barriers to implementation, and suggested way to address these issues.



Above: Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service Director (Dr Mehedi) at a Blood Service workshop in Bangladesh