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Doctors hail new EU directive on tissues and cells

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:10
  1. Jane Burgermeister
  1. Vienna

    Doctors in the United Kingdom have welcomed a directive by the European parliament that sets out new standards on safety and quality for the clinical use of tissues and cells in the European Union.

    George Galea, president of the British Association for Tissue Banking, said, “This is great news for patients who need some form of therapeutic treatment based on the use of tissues and cells. At the moment standards are not the same across the EU. The introduction of minimum standards will definitely mean safer and …

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