Abstract

Safeguarding donor health and wellbeing, along with safeguarding and improving patient care and promoting voluntary non-remunerated blood donation, are essential pillars to the missions of the European Blood Alliance1.
According to Article 168 of the Treaty of Functioning of the Europe Union (TFEU), “a high level of human health protection shall be ensured in the definition and implementation of all European Union (EU) policies and activities”2. The European Parliament and the European Council are to contribute to the achievement of the objectives referred to by, among other things, measures setting high standards of quality and safety of blood and blood derivatives. [ … ]

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Pierre Tiberghien - European Blood Alliance, Brussels, Belgium; Etablissement Français du Sang, La Plaine Saint-Denis, France

Marie Frostin - European Blood Alliance, Brussels, Belgium; Etablissement Français du Sang, La Plaine Saint-Denis, France

Jean-Baptiste Thibert - European Blood Alliance, Brussels, Belgium; Etablissement Français du Sang, Rennes, France

Wolfgang Mayr - European Blood Alliance, Brussels, Belgium; Austrian Red Cross, Vienna, Austria

Bernardo Rodrigues - European Blood Alliance, Brussels, Belgium

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