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Disclaimer and Restrictions and Limitations of Liability.

The Alliance of Blood Operators (ABO) is a global network of not for profit blood operators who collaborate in information gathering and knowledge sharing to benefit the blood sector. The ABO, or any member organization on its behalf, does not engage in lobbying any local, regional, state or national public officials.   

ABO maintains the information contained on this website.

The information contained on this website is intended for general communication and to support the activities of the ABO and should not be construed to be medical or professional advice or recommendations. All information shared by the ABO and its member organizations is provided “AS IS” without any warranty of fitness for any particular purpose. Those who access this website assume full responsibility for appropriate use of the information available through this website and should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet individual needs.

The commentary contained on this website is not tailored to any particular situation. It may be used as a guide only and is not a substitute for expert opinion in decision-making, administration and management of local environments.  The material on this website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The ABO may make changes or improvements to this website at any time.

The ABO does not make any express or implied representation or warranty or endorsement in relation to the completeness, accuracy, suitability, adequacy, reliability or currency of the information, products or services provided through or contained on this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in such information or materials available on this website.

No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given in conjunction with the information and materials contained on this website. 

Reliance on the information is at the user’s sole risk and the ABO and its member organizations expressly disclaim any liability of any nature arising out of the use of information.  

The ABO is not liable in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damages in connection with this website or use of the content on this website.  This includes, but is not restricted to, loss or damage you might suffer as a result of your reliance on the completeness, accuracy, suitability or currency of the website; or the information contained on it.

This disclaimer does not exclude any rights which by law may not be excluded.

This site may be linked to other sites that are not maintained by ABO and ABO is not responsible for the content or upkeep of those sites.

This disclaimer shall take effect to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Please read the following terms and conditions carefully.

By using the pages in this site, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree, you should not use this site. These terms and conditions may be changed or updated from time to time.

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained in this website is copyright © Alliance of Blood Operators (ABO). All rights reserved. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, you must not copy, frame, modify, transmit or distribute the material at this site without the consent of the copyright owner.

You may save a local copy or print a copy of material at this site for your own personal non-commercial use or for use within your organisations, provided the copyright notice on the material is not removed. However, you may not make any charge for such use and any commercial use is expressly prohibited. This means, for example, that you must not post material from this site to a local intranet site, or distribute the material for your own commercial purpose, without the copyright owner's permission.

You are welcome to link to this site, provided that in doing so you do not use any trade marks featured without permission. Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems are protected symbols under international law. Use of these emblems by unauthorised persons, including their reproduction on other websites without appropriate authorisation constitutes a criminal offence under the federal Geneva Conventions Act.

You must not link to this site from a site or in a manner which disparages the reputation of ABO and its related members, its related bodies corporate, suppliers or advertisers.

For permission to use text information or photographs from this website in a manner other than that stated above, please contact the ABO Secretariat.

If you have any questions about this web site, or if you find any errors, please notify us.

Updated on September 2020.