The National Bureau for Blood Transfusion Services (NBBTS), based at National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), is the national authority for implementing the National Blood Programme (NBP). NBBTS works to ensure the safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products to meet transfusion needs. It is involved in developing policies, guidelines and standards related to blood transfusion service. As a national reference laboratory for transfusion transmissible infections (TTIs), it is responsible for conformational testing of inconclusive results related to blood transfusion. It is also responsible for governing National hemovigilance program, training BTSC staff, supervising, monitoring and licensing of BTSCs, conducting motivational program and providing equipment to the BTSCs to initiate or enhance the related services.