Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA)
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: The venue for the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability meeting that is scheduled to be held on November 13-14, 2014, has been changed. The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, which is located at 300 Army Navy Drive in Crystal City, VA. The closest metro stop is Pentagon City on the Blue and Yellow Lines
The Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability provides advice to the Secretary and to the Assistant Secretary for Health. The Committee advises on a range of policy issues to include:
- Definition of public health parameters around safety and availability of the blood and blood products,
- Broad public health, ethical and legal issues related to transfusion and transplantation safety, and
- The implications for safety and availability of various economic factors affecting product cost and supply.
The advisory committee has met regularly since its establishment in 1997.
Public Meeting Notice
2014 - 2015 Tentative Meeting Dates:
- November 13-14, 2014
- March 26-27, 2015
Please note that all dates posted are tentative until posted through the Federal Registry Notice.
Content last reviewed on August 18, 2014