Acronyms and Corporate Information


AABB Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapy
ASfBT African Society for Blood Transfusion
AFS Annual Financial Statements
ATM Automated Teller Machine
BAU Business as usual
B-BBEE Broad Black Based Economic Empowerment
BCM/P Business Continuity Management/Planning
BECS Blood Establishment Computer Systems
BW Blood work
CAA Civil Aviation Authority
CO Chief Executive Officer
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CGC Clinical Governance committee
CMH Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
CIO Chief Information Officer
COO Chief Operating Officer
CoI Conflict of interest
CoSec Company Secretary
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
DCP Dual Career Pathway
DoA Delegation of Authority
DoH Department of Health
DRP Disaster Recovery Plans
D&O Directors and Officers
DNA Culture renew programme
ERM Enterprise Risk Management
ERP Enterprise resource planning
EWP Employee wellness programme
Ex vivo Experiments/measurements in/on tissue in an external environment
FBC Full blood count
FY Financial year
g/dL Grams Per Decilitre
GACP General Accepted Compliance Principles Framework
GBCSA Green Building Council of South Africa
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
GSEC Governance, Social and Ethics Committee
Hb Haemoglobin
HCM Human Capital Management
HEV Hepatitis E virus
HWC Health and wellness centre
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPC-A Haematopoietic Cell Collection Apheresis
HR Human Resources
IA Internal Audit
ICT Information, Communications and Technologies
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards
iHEALTh SANBS Strategic objectives 2019 – 2024
IRC Integrated Reporting Committee
IRF Integrated Reporting Framework
IPC Infection Prevention Control
IR Integrated Report
ISBT International Society for Blood Transfusion
ISMS Information management Security Services
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
IT Information Technology
JACIE FACT International Standards for Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing, and Administration
King IV™ King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016
KPA Key Performance Area
KPI Key Performance Indicator
KZN KwaZulu-Natal
LAN Local Area Network
LoA Level of Assurance
MOI Memorandum of Incorporation
NAT Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing
NBI National Bioproducts Institute
NCOP National Council of Provinces
NDoH National Department of Health
NEDs Non-Executive Directors
NHI National Health Insurance
ORCA Outsourced Risk and Compliance Assessment
PBM Patient Blood Management
PEI Paul Ehrlich Institute
PO Purchase Order
POC Proof of Concept
PPE Personal protective equipment
PRT Pivotal Response Treatment
PT Proficiency Testing
QC Quality Control
QMS Quality management systems
RAD Research, Advisory and Development Academy
RBC Red blood cells
R&D Research and Development
RED Recipient Epidemiology and Donor
RTIG Risk Technology and Information Governance
SABMR South African Bone Marrow Registry
SABPP South African Board for Personnel Practice
SADC Southern African Development Community
SAHPRA South African Health Products Regulatory Authority
SLA Service level agreement
SANAS South African National Accreditation Systems
SANBS South African National Blood Service
SAP Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing
SASBT South African Society for Blood Transfusion
SASSA South African Social Security Agency
SLA Specialised Laboratory Services
STI Short Term Incentive
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
TAT Turn Around Time
TIG Technology and Information Governance
T.H.R.E.A.D SANBS’ core values
TTI Transfusion Transmissible Infection
TR Translation Research
VTOL Vertical Take Off and Landing
VUCA Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous
WAN Wide Area Network
WCBS Western Cape Blood Service
WHO World Health Organisation
YOY Year-on-Year