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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 or transplantation.

Guidance reports

  1. Organ donation and seasonal flu
  2. Risk reduction measures for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: PCWG report
  3. Protecting patients from getting hepatitis E through transfusion or transplantation
  4. SaBTO microbiological safety guidelines 2017
  5. Blood, tissue and cell donor selection criteria report: 2017
  6. Donation of starting material for advanced cell-based therapies
  7. Platelet transfusion infection: risk review
  8. Transplantation of organs from donors with a history of cancer
  9. Donor selection criteria for men who have had sex with men
  10. West Nile virus and solid organ transplantation: SaBTO statement
  11. Sourcing blood plasma for import into the UK
  12. Transplantation of organs from donors with primary brain tumours
  13. Patient consent for blood transfusion
  14. Donor selection criteria review

Annual reports

  1. SaBTO annual report 2017 to 2018
  2. SaBTO annual reports
  3. SaBTO annual report 2013 to 2014
  4. SaBTO annual report 2012 to 2013
  5. SaBTO annual report 2011 to 2012
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.