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BIENNIAL REPORT 2019/2020

17.05.2019 back forward

Blood Safety Increased further

Blood Bag (Source: Schira / Shutterstock)

In Germany, blood and blood products are safe medicinal products. Experts from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut make sure that that continues to be the case, in spite of known and emerging pathogens. For this reason, since January 2020 the testing of blood components for transfusion and stem cell preparations for hepatitis E has been mandatory; with effect from 2021 this is also the case for frozen fresh plasma.

Blood Safety Increased Further