In 2000, safe blood was declared an organization-wide priority and blood safety was designated the theme of World Health Day 2000. This was co-sponsored by the IFRCRCS and was celebrated by ministries of health, Blood Transfusion Services, blood donor organizations, NGOs, professional bodies and community organizations throughout the world
To address issue regarding safe blood, the ministry of health formulated National Blood Policy in a landmark consensus National meeting held in 2002 under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and WHO. The Government of Pakistan established a National Blood Transfusion Committee(NBTC) and passed a National Blood Strategic Framework 2003-2007. The Ministry of health also planned to launch National Blood Transfusion Project in the country in collaboration with German Government. The joint project is concerned with the provision of safe and adequate blood supply for the population at large but more specifically to the vulnerable sectors of the society.