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Transfusion / Projects | News | 21 September 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM/Council of Europe will implement the “Reorganisation of the Romanian Blood System” project. The project aims to support Romania in setting up a fit-for-purpose and efficient blood transfusion system aligned with European Union and EDQM standards. The EDQM is therefore seeking experienced professionals in the field of blood transfusion to provide consultancy services in order to: develop...
Transfusion / General | News | 07 September 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Blood transfusion is a life-saving measure: more than 25 million units of blood are transfused per year in Europe and nearly 1 400 blood establishments (BEs) are involved in the supply of blood in Europe on a daily basis.
EDQM / All activities | News | 17 August 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM’s core activities include the provision of documentary and physical (reference) standards to ensure the quality of medicines and their ingredients. Availability of and access for patients to quality medicines is more important than ever in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Transfusion / Blood Quality Management system (B-QM) | News | 11 August 2020 | Strasbourg, France
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the EDQM/Council of Europe and the European Commission (EC) have decided to modify the conference “Keeping up with Reality and Quality: A Challenge for European Blood Establishments” to a fully online format that will take place from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 October 2020.
Transplantation / Tissue | News | 06 July 2020 | Strasbourg, France
As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to stabilise and we gradually return to normal daily life, it will be important to continue to ensure a safe and sufficient supply of tissues from deceased donors and to support donation and transplantation programmes. Additional measures will have to be taken to foster safe practice within tissue establishments and to minimise the risks related to SARS-CoV-2 for...
EDQM / All activities | News | 30 June 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare’s 2019 annual report is now available, providing a comprehensive overview of our activities in 2019 and information on our achievements and events.
Products and Services | News | 26 May 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM, Council of Europe, has just released the 20th edition of the Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of blood components (also known as the Blood Guide). Used in more than 90 countries, the Blood Guide is considered a gold standard in blood transfusion. It supports professionals in applying common, harmonised standards in this field to protect donors for the benefit of...
Transplantation / Tissue | News | 30 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Maintaining a safe, sufficient and accessible supply of critical and essential tissues for human application during a pandemic is of vital importance to public health systems that support donation and transplantation. With this in mind, the EDQM organised a webinar for the tissue donation and transplantation communities on 28 April 2020 to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting national...
EDQM / All activities | News | 24 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Free training resources: online sessions for home learning – Sign up today! Online training is the ideal way to improve your skills during quarantine. Why not make the most of your time at home to pick up new skills and gain valuable knowledge by attending an online training session? The good news is that all the EDQM training sessions and webinars are available free online, covering a wide...
Transplantation / Tissue | News | 20 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare is pleased to invite you to a webinar to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting national programmes for tissue donation from deceased donors and daily practices in tissue establishments and to support decisions moving towards the future. This webinar has been developed for the tissue donation and transplantation...