What is NATA?
The Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives (NATA) is a multidisciplinary society comprised of anesthesiologists, intensivists, surgeons, hematologists and transfusion medicine specialists interested in promoting improved use of blood components and transfusion alternatives in everyday clinical practice.
NATA's primary goal is to provide education in the field of transfusion medicine, with a specific focus on transfusion alternatives.
NATA’s mission statement is as follows:
Promoting the better use of blood products
and transfusion alternatives
in everyday clinical practice
through a multidisciplinary approach
This idea sprung from the dynamic cooperation of a group of anesthetists, surgeons, and blood bankers concerned with blood conservation techniques.
NATA was founded in Graz, Austria, in April 1998. Today, NATA consists of world-renowned experts in the field of blood conservation in surgery and medicine.
- NATA encourages an open exchange of medical information and scientific data.
- NATA is working with a new, fully independent, and multidisciplinary approach to educating medical professionals about transfusion alternatives.
- Because our members interact closely with patients in a variety of clinical settings, NATA focuses on providing practical solutions, not just learned discourse.
- By disseminating high-level scientific data on a wide spectrum of transfusion-related topics, NATA maintains a broad perspective on recent developments in transfusion medicine and transfusion alternatives.