The EDQM has issued a guidance document which will allow Blood Establishments’ (BEs) laboratories to identify causes for non-satisfactory results in Blood Proficiency Testing Schemes (B-PTS) studies. These studies (six are run per year by the EDQM), based on inter-laboratory comparisons, are a form of external assessment of the testing capability of BEs’ laboratories across Europe, which allows...
The EDQM has just published its 2016 Annual Report. The report is an opportunity to review the different activities of the past year and reflect on what the EDQM accomplished and developed.
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted Resolution CM/Res(2017) on principles for the selection, evaluation, donation and follow-up of the non-resident living organ donors.
This 19th Edition of the Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of blood components was elaborated by a dedicated ad hoc working group of experts nominated by the European Committee (Partial Agreement) on Blood Transfusion.
On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, the EDQM will provide a space for an event organised by the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) to address current challenges in the treatment of haemophilia. Representatives of patients’ associations, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical industry will gather in Strasbourg to discuss the state of haemophilia care in Europe with the objective of...
A Poster session will be organised during the Conference and workshop on 'Sharing best practices for the implementation of Quality Management Systems in Blood Establishments (BEs)', 17-19 October 2017 in Strasbourg, France. Poster abstracts can be submitted until 30 April 2017.
The Council of Europe’s EDQM has participated last week in the Summit on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican State to raise awareness on organ trafficking and human trafficking for the purpose of organ removal.
The EDQM is proud to announce that its Quality Management System has been recognised compliant to the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 standard.
Recognising the need to support the South Eastern European region in further fostering the key elements of a Blood Quality Management System (B-QM), the EDQM’s B-QM Working Group has conducted a training on Quality Management to meet the needs of blood establishments.