International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations

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International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations
Abbreviation IFBDO, FIODS
Formation December 4th, 1955, Luxembourg
Headquarters  Monaco
Region served
72 States
Official language
English, French and Spanish
Gianfranco Massaro Italy
Secretary General
Jean-Marie Durant France

The International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations (abbreviated IFBDO in English, and FIODS in French and Spanish), is an international organization whose main stated aim is self-sufficiency of the member states in blood proceeding from voluntary non-remunerated blood donors, as well as harmonization of the security standards for blood donation and inspection processes.

IFBDO has the Participatory status with the Council of Europe, and it is Registered at United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs (NGO Branch). IFBDO is a signee of Melbourne Declaration (2009)[1] and Dublin Consensus (2010)[2]

Statutory goals[edit]

Statutory goals:

  1. To promote the regular, anonymous, voluntary, non-remunerated gift of blood in all countries of the world.
  2. To work towards meeting the needs for high quality human blood and blood products in every country, in co-operation with the competent entities.
  3. To ensure that ways and means are applied guaranteeing the safety of both the donor and the receiver.
  4. To combat all forms of marketing and gain with respect to blood and blood derivatives, under the principle that the human body is unalienable.
  5. To participate in all studies, activities, discussions or events related either to the organization of blood transfusion and blood donor associations or to knowledge and research in blood transfusion techniques.[3]


The IFBDO was founded in Luxembourg on December 4, 1955.[4] The Headquarters are established in Monaco. The official languages of the Federation are English, French and Spanish. There are 72 member states. Each country is represented by only one national organization of blood donors. There are four types of membership in IFBDO: Active members, Associate members, Observers and Honorary members.

The Federation is governed by General Assembly and Executive Council. The two most prominent positions in the organization are President (currently occupied by Mr. Gianfranco Massaro, Italy) and Secretary General (currently held by Mr. Jean Marie Durant, France).

The IFBDO awards the Order for the International Merit of Blood distinctions to personalities who made a special contribution to the success of its objectives by their dedication and their skills.

IFBDO instituted a solidarity foundation (IFBDO Solidarity Foundation) aimed to support Federation members with international co-operation programs.

Since 1995 IFBDO had been organizing International Blood Donor Day as a particular initiative,[5] but in 2002 IFBDO started negotiations with the three most important international organizations who promote blood donation: World Health Organization (WHO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS) and the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), as a result of which in 2004 all four organizations signed an agreement establishing the World Blood Donor Day.[6] At the World Health Assembly in 2005, the ministers of health of all WHO member states unanimously adopted a resolution that recognized voluntary non-remunerated blood donors as the cornerstone of a safe, adequate and sustainable blood supply.[7] Since then “World Blood Donor Day” is celebrated on June 14 every year[8] and it is sponsored by the founding partners - IFBDO, WHO, IFRCS and ISBT.[9]

IFBDO Member States
AlbaniaAlbania Afghanistan Afghanistan AlgeriaAlgeria ArgentinaArgentina Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Belarus Republic of Belarus BoliviaBolivia
BrazilBrazil BulgariaBulgaria Burkina FasoBurkina Faso CameroonCameroon Central African Republic Central African Republic Chile Chile Costa RicaCosta Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of Congo DenmarkDenmark Djibouti Djibouti Dominican RepublicDominican Republic EstoniaEstonia Faroe Islands Faroe Islands FranceFrance
GabonGabon** Greece Greece Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau GuineaGuinea Iceland Iceland India India IndonesiaIndonesia
ItalyItaly KosovoKosovo LatviaLatvia LithuaniaLithuania LuxembourgLuxembourg MaliMali MaltaMalta
MoroccoMorocco Mauritius Mauritius MexicoMexico MonacoMonaco MongoliaMongolia MyanmarMyanmar** NepalNepal
Nicaragua Nicaragua Niger Niger** Nigeria Nigeria PakistanPakistan State of PalestinePalestine Panama Panama ParaguayParaguay
Peru Peru Philippines Philippines PortugalPortugal CanadaCanada (Quebec) RomaniaRomania RussiaRussia El SalvadorEl Salvador
San Marino San Marino São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe SenegalSenegal SpainSpain SwitzerlandSwitzerland Netherlands Netherlands TogoTogo
Tunisia Tunisia Ukraine Ukraine UruguayUruguay Venezuela Venezuela VietnamVietnam Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
Dominica Dominica Lebanon Lebanon United StatesUnited States of America**

** Membership approved, pending ratification by General Assembly.

IFBDO Presidents
Roger Guénin (France) France 1955-1958
Vittorio Formentano (Italy) Italy 1958-1968
Louis Pauli (Monaco) Monaco 1968-1970
Roger Guénin (France) France 1970-1971
Pierre Grange (France) France 1971-1973
Anne Croesi (Monaco) Monaco 1974-1981
Juan Picazo (Spain) Spain 1981-1984
Leonora Carlota Osório (Brazil) Brazil 1984-1987
Djilis Tahir (Indonesia) Indonesia 1987-1988
Siti Hardiyanti Indra Rukmana (Indonesia) Indonesia 1988-1995
Nicole Petton (France) France 1996-1999
Martin Manceñido Fuertes (Spain) Spain 1999- 2002
Pasquale Colamartino (Italy) Italy 2002-2005
Niels Mikkelsen (Denmark) Denmark 2005-2011
Gianfranco Massaro (Italy) Italy 2011-actual


  1. ^ Melbourne, Declaration. "The Melbourne Declaration on 100% Voluntary Non‐Remunerated Donation of Blood and Blood Components" (PDF). World Health Organization. 
  2. ^ Dublin, Consensus. "The Dublin Consensus Statement on vital issues relating to the collection of blood and plasma and the manufacture of plasma products" (PDF). ISBT. 
  3. ^ IFBDO, Statutes. "Article III. AIMS.". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  4. ^ IFBDO, -FIODS. "IFBDO History". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  5. ^ United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe. "World Blood Donor Day (14 June)". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Making the Most of World Blood Donor Day" (PDF). 
  7. ^ International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. "World Blood Donor Day". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  8. ^ European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines&HealthCare, Council of Europe. "World Blood Donor Day". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  9. ^ World Health Organization, Programmes and Projects. "Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donation". WHO. Retrieved 15 August 2012.