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Advisory Committees

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2014 Meeting Materials, Blood Products Advisory Committee


December 2-3, 2014

On December 2, 2014, the Committee will meet in open session to hear scientific data related to reconsideration of the current blood donor deferral policy for men who have had sex with another man (MSM) even one time since 1977. The Committee will be presented with an update on the November 13, 2014, meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability where the MSM blood donor deferral policy will be discussed.


July 31, 2014

On the morning of July 31, 2014, the committee will meet in open session to discuss Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s biologics license application for HyQvia, Immune Globulin Infusion 10 percent (human) combined with Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase for the treatment of patients with primary immune deficiency disorders. In the afternoon, the Committee will meet in open session to discuss reentry of blood donors deferred on the basis of Chagas disease test results.


March 18-19, 2014

On the morning of March 18, 2014, the committee will meet in open session to discuss the evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of the Immucor PreciseType™ HEA Molecular BeadChip Assay, manufactured by BioArray Solutions Limited. In the afternoon...