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SaBTO reports and guidance documents

Reports published by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).

SaBTO advises UK ministers and health departments on the most appropriate ways to ensure the safety of blood, cells, tissues and organs for transfusion/transplantation.

Annual reports

  1. SaBTO annual reports

    • Independent report
  2. SaBTO annual report 2013 to 2014

    • Independent report
  3. SaBTO annual report 2012 to 2013

    • Independent report
  4. SaBTO annual report 2011 to 2012

    • Independent report

Guidance reports

  1. Protecting patients from getting hepatitis E through transfusion or transplantation

    • Guidance
  2. SaBTO microbiological safety guidelines 2017

    • Guidance
  3. Blood, tissue and cell donor selection criteria report: 2017

    • Independent report
  4. Current measures to reduce the risk of vCJD transmission by blood

    • Guidance
  5. Donation of starting material for advanced cell-based therapies

    • Guidance
  6. Platelet transfusion infection: risk review

    • Guidance
  7. Transplantation of organs from donors with a history of cancer

    • Independent report
  8. Donor selection criteria for men who have had sex with men

    • Guidance
  9. West Nile virus and solid organ transplantation: SaBTO statement

    • Guidance
  10. Sourcing blood plasma for import into the UK

    • Guidance
  11. Transplantation of organs from donors with primary brain tumours

    • Guidance
  12. Patient consent for blood transfusion

    • Independent report
  13. Donor selection criteria review

    • Policy paper
Published 23 December 2016
Last updated 19 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added annual reports for years between 2014 and 2017.
  2. Added new document 'Protecting patients from getting hepatitis E through transfusion or transplantation' to guidance reports.
  3. Added SaBTO microbiological safety guidelines 2017 to guidance reports.
  4. Added 'Blood, tissue and cell donor selection criteria report: 2017'.
  5. First published.