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Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability

The Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability provides advice to the Secretary and to the Assistant Secretary for Health. The Committee advises on a range of policy issues to include:

(1) definition of public health parameters around safety and availability of the blood and blood products,

(2) broad public health, ethical and legal issues related to transfusion and transplantation safety, and

(3) the implications for safety and availability of various economic factors affecting product cost and supply.

The advisory committee has met regularly since its establishment in 1997.

Call for Nominations (PDF - 70KB)

Tentative  ACBSA Meeting Schedule

Dates are always tentative until posted in the Federal Register. Please monitor the Federal Register for notice of upcoming meetings


December 16-17 (T, W)


April 30 – May 1 (Th, F)

October 1-2 (Th, F)

Hilton Rockville Hotel
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 468-1100
Fax: (301) 468-0163

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