Rethinking blood sustainability within the EU

The lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis and the upcoming revision of the EU’s legislative framework on blood, tissues, and cells offer a window of opportunity to rethink blood sustainability in Europe.

The coronavirus pandemic has put blood reserves under pressure as donors were sometimes forced to stay home, highlighting how important it is to think outside the box in ensuring a safe blood supply.

In this series of articles, EURACTIV investigates how the forthcoming review of the key EU rules on blood can address the main problems in the supply, exposed by the pandemic.

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