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Blood Guide

19th Edition of the Guide to the Preparation, Use and Quality Assurance of Blood Components

Mandate of the GTS Working Group

Cover Blood Transfusion Guide

The Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of Blood Components contains a compendium of measures designed to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of blood components and is particularly intended for all those working in the field of blood transfusion.

This Guide contains an updated version of the ‘Good Practice Guidelines’ to fully reflect the most recent changes in good manufacturing practices for blood establishments. The Good Practice Guidelines have been jointly developed by the EDQM and the European Commission. In the European Union, Directive (EU) 2016/1214, requires member states to ensure that blood establishments comply with the Good Practice Guidelines for their quality systems by 15 February 2018.

Download leaflet for more information on what has changed in the 19th Edition

Download the list of contents of the 19th Ed. of the Blood Guide

The electronic version of the Guide can be downloaded for FREE online

Paper copies are available for purchase at the EDQM Store (in English only).

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