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EU testing requirements for tissues and cells donors

posted 13 Jul 2016, 06:41 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 4 Oct 2017, 08:34 ]
Mapping of More Stringent Tissues and Cells Donor Testing Requirements - Mapping Exercise 2015

Directive 2004/23/EC defines the mandatory tests that must be performed on tissues and cells donors each time they donate. The legal basis of this legislation allows Member States to adopt more stringent measures on a national basis. Implementation surveys have indicated that many Member States have done this, in some cases in response to local epidemiological risks and in some other cases because they consider that a higher level of safety can be ensured with these more stringent provisions. The more stringent measures are either adopted in national legislation and/or they are defined by national standards organisations to be taken into consideration by authorities in their regular inspections.
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