The advice contained in these guidelines is believed to represent acceptable practice at the time of writing. It is policy to revise these guidelines as new developments occur. However, it may not be possible to do so at the time of such change and the guidelines should therefore be used with due regard to current acceptable practice.
The guidelines in Chapters 19–21 apply to tissue banking activities within the Transfusion Services of the UK. They must be read in conjunction with the other sections of the guidelines including regulatory environment in the UK, quality in Blood and Tissue Establishments, microbiology tests for donors and donations and labelling of human tissue products.
Reference should be made to the current version of the JPAC Donor Selection Guidelines9 available at www.transfusionguidelines.org.uk.
Other key documents relating to tissue banking are listed in the references at the end of this chapter.10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16