Statutory Instruments

The European Communities (Quality and Safety of Human Blood and Blood Components) Regulations 2005

These Regulations give effect to Directive 2002/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 setting standards of quality and safety for the collection, testing, processing, storage and distribution of human blood and blood components and amending Directive 2001/83/EC, and Commission Directive 2004/33/EC of 22 March 2004 implementing Directive 2002/98/EC as regards certain technical requirements for blood and blood components

The Regulations apply to the collection and testing of blood and blood components, whatever their intended purpose. The Directive also applies to the processing, storage and distribution of blood and blood components, but only when they are intended to be used for transfusion. The Regulations do not apply to stem cells

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