EU Policy Updates

Evaluation of the EU Blood, Tissues and Cells Directives

The European Commission has carried out an evaluation of the EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells. Read the outcome report of the evaluation here, published in October 2019. A stakeholder conference took place on the 28th of October in Brussels to allow all interested organisations/experts to discuss the findings and express their views on areas for improvement.

More information on the evaluation process and outputs of the stakeholder conference can be found here.

The European Commission is currently assessing whether to review the legislation, in light of the evaluation findings.

Policy events

“Blood and Beyond – Rethinking Blood Use in Europe”, 26 March 2020

The online event officially launches the first major output of the Blood and Beyond initiative: the report “Rethinking blood use in Europe to improve outcomes for patients – A shared vision” with policy recommendations to safeguard and optimise Europe’s blood supply; to reduce transfusion dependency and to facilitate innovation. Read more about the event here.