Thanks for the interesting WA articles with this good summary of euroasian (Western Australia and European) efforts of JW that lead to the actual and future golden standard in patients blood care industry.
WA and Europe are hence both scientifially and personally very closely connected via Hofmann and Farmer both JWs as well as Prof. Gombotz and Prof. Ibister who performed surgery on JW. Their work was the basis for the golden standard we have today.
Over a bypass the Swiss Dr. Spahn and German Dr. Erhard and others are included in this worldwide net of Hofmann.
Austrian Prof. Hans Gombotz has indeed retired of his clinical job (he has performed hundreds or thousands of surgeries on JW during his lifetime in Austrian hospital in Linz) but he is very active missionary in the Patient blood management field event today in the Worldwide blood care project (see below)
Dr. Alex Olaf Hofmann has formed a network using his marketing, financial and medical knowhow in the field of anaestesiology industry. He has done this from the early beginning of the Patient blood management Project, when he got consultant of Anaestesiologist Prof. Dr. Spahn in Zurich Switzerland, consultant of Prof. Shander/USA and later consultant of Prof. Ibisiter and Farmer in Australia.
Although his credentials have been mistrusted by the press, we can garantee you that he is the best man for this job. He is not only a marketing genius but his engagement in anaesteology and transfusion did not stop at the economical business consultancy for the industry so he finally promoted in 2012 as Dr. med. - Prof. Dr. rer medic. ME Axel Olaf Hofmann, Promotion at Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Duisburg-Essen - of course the financial support of the Australian Government might have been a reason for this decision but it might be also a very strong theocratical element in this decision. For Hofmann and Farmer this might a theocratical full-time assignement in close cooperation with the Governing body. The Perth article of 2014 was not aware of that.
Isnt it impressing how much two Jehovahs witnesses are able doing for the Patient blood management WORLDWIDE? Is it a blessing?
Therefor last year Dr. Hofmann founded the WORLDWIDE PBM marketing entity for Patient blood care : the IFPBM (see link below) - as I already told you but it was not registered by all -its an INTERNATIONAL foundation, what the name says but is easily overseen, which is now coordination the worldwide activities of patient blood care for all men on this planet not only the Eurasian and American, not only JW but all men.
In this worldwide blood care project Hofmann, Gombotz, Erhard, Zenger and Apro are the trustees. The lastest press text calling for support for this worldwide patient blood care project was released by Prof. Dr. Axel Hofmann one month ago.
This worldwide foundation is now holding all worldwide resources about Patient blood care and asks for donation. This foundation sits on 5,000+ PBM Article Database, Video Library and Speakers Bureau, in which Dr. Shandon can be ordered as lecturer too. But it seems very clearly that this foundation is the Wordlwide main agent for PBM.
Dr. Hofmann is a Doctor of Medical Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics. His main activities are related to PBM research and the implementation of PBM programs in the public health sector and large hospital systems. With his background in health economics and outcomes research, he has specialized in the field of Patient Blood Management.
He currently has several academic affiliations in Europe and Australia - Visiting Professor University of Zurich, Department of Anesthesiology; Visiting Professor, Institute of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia; Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University.
Dr. Hofmann is well published in international peer-reviewed journals and is an invited speaker at numerous universities, medical schools, government agencies and international symposia.
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