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National Blood Transfusion Center

Welcome to the Mexican National Blood Transfusion Center's Website

The National Blood Transfusion Center (or CNTS by its Spanish acronym) is part of the National Institutes of Health in Mexico. CNTS is the government agency responsible for the establishment of national policies and regulations on transfusional medicine. Since its creation in 1980, the National Blood Transfusion Center has kept these responsibilities on regulation and during 2003 handed over the sanitary activities to the Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks in Mexico (US, FDA equivalent).

The National Blood Transfusion Center has the largest Cord blood bank in Mexico, called CordMX. The Cord Blood Bank was created in 2003 and it had become an Associate Member of NetCord in January 2006. CordMX is an ISO certified blood bank and its Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) laboratory was certified by the European Federation for Inmunogenetics in February 2008. Currently it is the most efficient umbilical cord blood bank in Mexico. In 2007 CordMX was ranked first by the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA), by the percentage of cord blood units provided for transplantation in relation to the number of cord blood units present. Through the cord blood bank, CNTS makes searches in their inventories and in the NetCord network and has released units mainly to institutions in Mexico and Latin America.

One of the most active programs of CNTS is related to the promotion of voluntary blood donation in Mexico. Voluntary blood donation is considered by the World Health Organization principle as the cornerstone of a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products. Currently, voluntary blood donations in Mexico do not exceed 4% of the total annual blood collection, but there are success establishments with a voluntary blood donation over a 30%.

Other programs of the National Blood Transfusion Center are related with training on transfusion medicine, external quality control programs on serology and inmuno-hematology, national data gathering, collection and analysis, and some others related with the processing of the blood and blood components.

Phone for calling: [52] 55 511946 to 28 + ext.
English spoken contacts:
Julieta Rojo-Medina, Ph.D. M.D. General Director, ext. 1105
Víctor Torras-Giner, M.D. Hem. Research and Technical Director, ext. 1306
Efren Horacio Figueroa Montaño MASS (CordMX), ext. 1308
José Antonio Arroyo, Qfi. Technical Subdirector ext. 13018
Teresa Martínez Campos, Webpage responsible, ext. 1408



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Av. Othón de Mendizabal 195 Col. Zacatenco. Delegación Gustavo A. Madero, C.P. 07360, México, D.F.

Tel. 51194620 al 28 TelSangre: 01-800-3662636

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