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Title of Collaborative Activity:

HHS Advisory Committee on Blood & Tissue Safety & Availability (ACBTSA)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

This federal advisory committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a number of issues related to blood (and tissue) safety including, public health parameters related to the safety and availability of blood and blood products; broad public health, ethical, and legal issues related to transfusion and transplantation safety; and the effect of various economic factors on blood (and tissue) safety and availability (and infectious disease concerns for organ transplantation). The ACBTSA is a Federal Advisory Committee (i.e., a FACA) seated with industry representatives, physicians/scientists, consumer advocates, and federal ex-officio members from the HHS Agencies, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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