EU directive integrates Council of Europe Good Practice Guidelines for blood establishments
Good Practice Guidelines have been prepared through co-operation between the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare of the Council of Europe (EDQM) and the Commission of the European Union (EU). The elaboration of the Good Practice Guidelines included substantial public consultations giving stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the draft version.
The Good Practice Guidelines were adopted by the European Committee (Partial Agreement) on Blood Transfusion (CD-P-TS) of the Council of Europe during its plenary session in November 2016. The document is an integral part of the 19th Edition of the Council of Europe Guide to the Preparation, Use and Quality Assurance of Blood Components, Appendix to Recommendation No. R (95) 15 of the Committee of Ministers, referred to below as the “Guide”.
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