News & Publications

Here you can find the more recent BTA activities, as well current developments in the field of blood transfusions. 

Ensuring a Safe Blood Supply: BTA Publishes Position Paper on SoHO Regulation

The Blood Transfusion Association (BTA) is pleased to announce the release of its position paper on the Proposal for Substances of Human Origin (SoHO) Regulation.  

BTA's response to the publication of the MDCG classification guidance document

In BTA's view, the classification guidance document still leaves room for interpretation as to how blood bag sets containing citrate-based anticoagulant solutions should be classified.

Upcoming classification guidance expected to impact blood bag sets

Under the new Medical Devices Regulation, blood bag sets might be up-classified from class IIb to class III.

BTA's Position Paper on up-classification of blood bag sets

The proposed up-classification of blood bag sets under the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) from class IIb to class III due to misalignment on the interpretation of the changes in the…

BTA position papers on relevant topics

The BTA has developed two position papers. The first underlies the concern of BTA members that the envisaged timeframe for sunsetting the use of DEHP would hamper the availability of blood bag sets…

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