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Asian J Transfus Sci. 2008 Jan;2(1):6-8. doi: 10.4103/0973-6247.39503.

The pyramid model as a structured way of quality management.

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Academic Institute for International Development of Transfusion Medicine, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.


Three quality systems that can be used in blood establishments are briefly explained. The Pyramid model is described as a tool to manage the quality systems. Finally, some experiences in other countries are given to prove the validity of the system.


GMP for blood banks; Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP); ISO 9001; Pyramid model; quality assurance; quality policy and strategy; quality system

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