Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

Public Workshop: Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Red Blood Cells for Transfusion

October 6, 2016
8:00am to 5:00pm

October 7, 2016
9:00am to 1:00pm

The Food and Drug Administration is announcing a public workshop entitled, “Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Red Blood Cells for Transfusion.”

Purpose and Scope of the Meeting

The purpose of the public workshop is to discuss new methodologies for pre-clinical evaluation of the safety and efficacy of red blood cell transfusion products.  The workshop has been planned in partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Department of Defense; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services.  The workshop will include presentations and panel discussions by experts from academic institutions, industry, and government Agencies.


The public workshop will be held at the following location:

National Institutes of Health Campus
Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium
Natcher Conference Center, Bldg. 45
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20882

The entrance for the public workshop participants (non-NIH employees) is through the NIH Gateway Center located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro, where routine security check procedures will be performed.  Please visit the following Web site for NIH campus location, parking, security, and travel information:  Please visit the following Web site for information on the Natcher Conference Center:


Please visit the following Web site to register for the workshop by September 23, 2016:  There is no registration fee for the public workshop.  Early registration is recommended because seating is limited.  Registration on the day of the public workshop will be provided on a space available basis beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Contact Information

Matt Morrison
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD  20990

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