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ICCBBA Enterprise Grant

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the ICCBBA Enterprise Grant 2024. The application period is now closed. We appreciate your dedication to advancing patient safety standards. Stay tuned for updates on the award recipients, which will be posted in the coming months.

Organization Description:

ICCBBA is an international non-profit organization that manages, develops, and licenses ISBT 128, the international information standard for the terminology, coding, and labeling of Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO). ICCBBA also manages the allocation of globally unique identifiers to licensed facilities and maintains the ISBT 128 Standard, international databases for Facility Identification Numbers and Product Description Codes, supporting documentation, and educational materials.

ICCBBA recognizes that safe and efficient systems for transfusion, transplantation, administration, and application of MPHO require an underlying organizational capacity that is well developed and quality driven. ICCBBA in particular wishes to support initiatives in resource-constrained settings that are aimed at developing such capacity, particularly where initiatives have an impact on electronic information management and/or traceability of MPHO leading to greater safety and efficiency.

Objectives of the Enterprise Grant:

• To build technical capacity in transfusion and/or transplantation activities in terms of safety and efficiency.

• To assist transfusion/transplantation establishments in achieving reliable traceability of all MPHO that they manage.

• To enable ICCBBA to achieve its mission to enhance patient safety through developing and maintaining international information standards for MPHO

Past Recipients

2017 - Global Healing - A nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, California, USA, selected for its proposal to strengthen the quality management system of the blood bank at the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) in Haiti.

2020 - Dr. Sardjito Hospital and Safe Blood for Africa - A nonprofit teaching hospital in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and the Safe Blood for Africa Foundation, a nonprofit organization with offices throughout Africa, are the recipients of the 2020 ICCBBA Enterprise Grant for their proposals to improve transfusion safety practices in Indonesia and Cameroon, respectively.

2021 - Safe Blood for Africa - A nonprofit organization with offices throughout Africa, are the recepients of the 2021 ICCBBA Enterprise Grant for their continued improvements to transfusion safety practices in Cameroon.

2022 - ISCPP - The 2022 grant went to the International Coalition for Safe Plasma Proteins (ICSPP). ICCBBA awarded $20,000 to help address the global insufficiency of plasma-derived medicinal products that are unavailable or unaffordable in many
low- and middle- income countries (LMIC) and the consequent suffering and early mortality of patients with bleeding disorders and immune deficiencies who lack adequate treatments. 


The One World award is currently undergoing an evaluation process. We will provide an update on its status later in 2023, and this information will be communicated through our regular communication channels.

Past Global Award Winners

2009 - Dr. Charles Munk, CIO, Service Régional Vaudois de Transfusion Sanguine

2011 - Dr. Clive Hohberger, Managing Director, Clive Hohberger, LLC

2014 - Dr. Ed Stein, Retired

2016 - Rodeina Davis, President, R. Davis IT

2019 - Jørgen Georgsen, Odense University Hospital & Suzanne Butch, Consultant at Consultant- Clinical Laboratory Quality Management

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