ISU Communication No. 1871 cancels and replaces ISU Communication No. 1693. The Blood Screening Program assists the ISU to establish a basic haematological profile for all Speed Skaters and Short Track Speed Skaters who take part in ISU Events.

The ISU Blood Screening program is a separate and independent ISU Program and is not subject to the ISU Skater Biological Passport Program (Communication No 1872).