European Project adressing the safety
of blood transfusion


EU-Q-Blood-SOP Manual (Blood Manual)

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EU-Q-Blood-SOP Manual (Blood Manual)

The objective of the manual is to set out a methodology for establishing standard operating procedures (SOPs) based on the European Commission’s directive requirements related to ensuring the quality and safety of blood. It is the result of a collaborative effort of representatives from 16 institutions participating in a project co-funded by the European Commission (Grant Agreement N° 2004217) within the framework of its Public Health Programme (Decision N° 1786/2002/EC). The project aimed to develop a manual that would assist blood services to implement or improve their standard operating procedures and that would reflect, in the view of project participants, European best practice. In this context, the manual includes a master SOP template and SOP examples illustrating the structure and the process to develop SOPs.

The content of this manual does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on its behalf can be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information in this report.

The editors and project participants assume no responsibility for the use to which this manual is made.