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April 28-29, 2011: Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement






April 28-29, 2011

April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m.
April 29 from 8 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m.

Hilton Washington DC/North,
620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD


On April 28, 2011, in the morning, the committee will discuss testing donations of Source Plasma for hepatitis B virus infection by nucleic acid testing. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss current considerations on use of plasma obtained from Whole Blood donors for further manufacturing. On April 29, 2011, in the morning, the committee will discuss blood donor written statement of understanding. In the afternoon, the Committee will hear an update from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and an update on public workshops FDA is considering sponsoring on thrombotic adverse events associated with Immune

Globulin Intravenous, toxicities of Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions, and measurement of hemoglobin in blood donors.

Meeting Materials

Materials for this meeting will be available on the 2011 Meeting Materials, Blood Products Advisory Committee page.

Public Participation Information

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

  • Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before April 13, 2011
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on April 28, 2011, and between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2011. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before April 5, 2011. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by April 6, 2011.

Contact Information

  • Bryan Emery or Rosanna Harvey
    1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-71, Rockville, MD 20852
    FAX: 301-827-0294
    e-mail: or email:
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC, area)
    code 3014512391. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting.

A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency’s Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Bryan Emery or Pearline Muckelvene at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

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