Apply for a licence to collect, store and supply animal blood

Application form for a licence to collect, store and supply blood for use in non-food producing animals.

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Application Form: New NFABBA

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You need to apply for a licence for the storage and supply of blood constituents obtained by the physical separation of donor blood into different fractions within a closed-bag system. This must be to meet unforeseen or exceptional needs.

The resulting authorisation is a Non-Food Animal Blood Bank Authorisation (NFABBA).

You do not need an animal medicine licence as long as no medicinal claims are made.

You must submit the application to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.

To help you prepare your application, read Veterinary Medicines Guidance Note (VMGN) No. 15 – Manufacturing Authorisations.

All applications are checked upon receipt for completeness you will be sent an invoice for the fee.

Applications are processed within set timescales as set out in Veterinary Medicines Guidance Note (VMGN) No.18 - Release of Veterinary Medicinal Products to the UK Market.

Published 26 November 2014