Statutory Instruments

The European Communities (Quality and Safety of Human Tissues and Cells) Regulations 2006

These Regulations give effect to Directive 2004/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March, 2004 setting standards of quality and safety for the donation, procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells and Commission Directive 2006/17/EC of 8 February, 2006 implementing Directive 2004/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain technical requirements for the donation, procurement and testing of human tissues and cells

The Regulations lay down standards of quality and safety for human tissues and cells intended for human applications, in order to ensure a high level of protection of human health. They apply to the donation, procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells intended for human applications and of manufactured products derived from human tissues and cells intended for human applications

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