“The KAP (Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice) survey on bacterial contamination of blood components”1 addresses a crucial aspect of blood safety: raising awareness among healthcare staff regarding the risk of bacterial contamination in blood components and the importance of safe preventive practices. This becomes even more critical in the context of developing countries, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some facilities (reliable cold chains, sterile connection devices, digital check systems, bacteriological controls, etc.) may not always be available, leading to a higher risk of infection transmission, whether viral or bacterial.

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Massimo La Raja - Transfusion Medicine Department of Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Giuliano Isontina (ASU GI), Trieste, Italy; Doctors with Africa Cuamm, Padua, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7485-803X

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