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Health Canada proposes stand-alone Blood Regulations

Health Canada is proposing stand-alone Blood Regulations – under the authority of the Food and Drugs Act – that will contain safety, quality and efficacy requirements with respect to blood for transfusion or for further manufacture. The proposed amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and the Food and Drug Regulations, were published in Canada Gazette, Part I (CGI) on March 10, 2012. These documents are available at the Health Canada website.

The proposed Blood Regulations will apply to all persons or establishments who perform any of the following activities related to blood: processing (donor suitability assessment, collection, testing and blood component preparation); transforming (washing, pooling and irradiating blood intended for transfusion); labelling; storing; record keeping; importing (for transfusion); distributing; and error, accident and adverse reaction investigation and reporting.

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