XIIIth Annual AATM Congress Held in Dhaka. In Bangladesh, Blood Transfusion Service started on 1st March 1950 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Blood Transfusion Service Committee was formed in 1952 (20-10-1952).
Activities of Blood Transfusion Services run by the By-Law framed by the then Ministry of Health (MOH) from 1954 (16-05-1954).Diploma course (DBS&T) in Transfusion Medicine started in IPGM&R From 1972 with the initiative of present president Professor Dr. Mujibur Rahman, the then Head, Dept. of Blood Transfusion, IPGMR.
Till date more then 90 doctors received this degree are working in different Blood transfusion centers of which mostly in the Government centers.
Bangladesh National Council of Blood Transfusion established in 1976 with active initiative of present president Professor Dr. Mujibur Rahman.
To meet the National demand MD and Master course in Transfusion Medicine started in 1997 with the initiative of Blood Transfusion Society of Bangladesh formally in 1989 with Professor Musharraf Husain as president of the society.
FCPS (Fellow of the College of Physician and Surgeon) course in Transfusion Medicine started in July 2007 at Bangladesh College of Physician and Surgeons (BCPS) with the initiative of the BTSB.MCPS course will be started at BCPS very soon. MTM one year course will be converted into two year course.
Formation of Blood Transfusion Society of Bangladesh (BTSB) as registered society on 1st March 1995 through the ministry of Social Welfare.21 Executive Committee member with Professor Musharraf Husain the then Head, Department of Blood Transfusion Center of IPGMR as President of the Society.