News | 09 March 2021 | Strasbourg, France
A live, interactive webinar held on 17 February 2021 addressed the challenges that data protection presents for blood establishments (BEs), as a follow-up to the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) Blood Quality Management (B-QM) conference “Keeping up with Reality and Quality: A Challenge for European Blood Establishments” (27-29 October 2020). Participants...
News | 24 February 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The European Committee on Blood Transfusion (CD-P-TS) has approved the publication of the 2016 edition of “The collection, testing and use of blood and blood components in Europe”. In total, 28 Council of Europe member states, representing some 430 million inhabitants, reported annual data for 2016 by responding to a detailed survey.
News | 21 January 2021 | 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 to provide consultancy services in order to support the reorganisation of the Romanian...
News | 08 December 2020 | Strasbourg, France
A conference celebrating 10 years of co-operation between the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) and the European Commission (EC) in the field of blood transfusion shed light on the challenges faced by blood establishments (BEs) in securing sustainable blood supplies and a resilient blood transfusion sector in Europe.
News | 27 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
On 21 October 2020, Switzerland ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, also known as the Santiago de Compostela Convention. The convention will enter into force in the country as of 1 February 2021. This legal instrument identifies various activities constituting human organ trafficking that ratifying member states must consider as criminal offences. By...