EuroBloodNet

 

EuroBloodNet

On March 1, 2017 the first 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) officially start their activities. Within these ERNs, more than 900 medical teams will join forces to treat patients with rare or low prevalence complex diseases or conditions.

European Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe. They aim to tackle complex or rare diseases and conditions that require highly specialised treatment and a concentration of knowledge and resources. Currently, 24 thematic ERNs are active, involving over 900 medical teams in more than 300 hospitals from 25 EU countries, plus Norway.

The Commission has created the framework for the ERNs and provides grants and technical networking facilities to support network coordinators. However, the driving forces behind the ERNs are healthcare providers and national health authorities. They show trust, take ownership and have the most active role in the development and functioning of the networks.

One of these ERNs is the EuroBloodNet. Read more.