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Issued 10 October 2008
Sent to all establishments licensed under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007.
In our communication of 8 October we advised that other agencies and organisations were developing specific guidance on the Risks of Transmission of Ebola virus related to donated blood and other substances of human origin (SoHO).
Contact details for the transplant teams across the country can be found here.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
If you have a concern about the way that the HTA or a member of our staff has exercised or failed to exercise our functions, you can complain to the HTA by contacting us via the contact form.
The Regulatory Advice Service for Regenerative Medicine (the Advice Service) is a ‘One Stop Shop’ for research and development professionals across academia, industry, and the NHS. It offers a single point of access to free, clear, expert responses to queries about the regulation of regenerative...
Human tissue is used in scientific and medical research, to improve understanding of how diseases start and progress and what keeps us healthy. Researchers may find different ways of diagnosing disease, or develop new treatments.
Please see Regulatory Alert 003/2008 for context.
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-transmitted virus. Humans are mainly infected through mosquito bites, and there have been documented cases of transmission of infection through organ transplantation and blood transfusion.
The definition of relevant material in the Act is:
Section 53: Relevant material: