Human blood, tissues and cells

The European Commission has published two reports on the implementation of EU legislation which sets standards of quality and safety for both human blood and human tissues and cells. According to the legislation, donations of human blood, tissues and cells should be...

Improving organ donation across Europe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Council of Europe, along with 8 other partners are supporting the ‘ACCORD’ project which has involved 23 European countries. “Achieving Comprehensive Coordination in Organ Donation throughout the European Union” is a Joint...

New EU rules on human tissues and cells increase patient safety

The Commission has adopted two sets of rules for human tissues and cells to protect patients in the EU by ensuring high quality and safety standards. The first set of rules set out the technical requirements that will facilitate tracing of all tissues and cells...

Europe takes a common approach to blood

The European Union has agreed a common approach to facilitate comparisons between data sent to the Commission from member states on adverse events and reactions to blood and blood components. These guidelines should reduce the burden of reporting by clarifying issues...