After the approval in the third debate, this week, of the bills of law No. 581 and No. 539, the first to regulate the services of blood transfusions and blood banks, and the second in order to create the Board of a National Hemocenter , the Ministry of Health (Minsa) expects that President Juan Carlos Varela will sanction both initiatives to work on its regulation.
This was reported by the coordinator of the National Blood Program of Minsa, Arinda Alemán , who clarified that, although the law contemplates the creation of a hemocenter, this does not mean that it will begin to work at once.
For now, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) allocated $ 4.5 million for the hemocenter, although it has not yet been defined whether it will be in a rented space or a new facility that must be built.
Alemán explained that in the 581 bill there is an article of “transition”, in which it is established that the blood banks that operate in the country will continue to operate until the National Hemocenter has the necessary autonomy