About Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability
Ensuring that safe blood and tissue products are available when they are needed is important to the health and wellbeing of Americans. Both blood and tissue products are frequently used in the healthcare setting and reach vast groups of Americans. For blood, it’s estimated that every 2 seconds someone is in need of transfusion, and for tissue it’s estimated that there are more than 1.5 million tissue transplants each year.
The Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy coordinates OASH activities related to blood and tissue safety and availability. Activities include support for the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability, coordination of activities across HHS agencies, and research to assess the screening, collection, utilization, and availability of blood and tissue products.
Learn more about Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability by reading about our history.
Contact the Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability
330 C Street SW, L001
Washington, DC 20024
Senior Advisor for Blood and Tissue Policy
Acting Deputy Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
Advisor for Blood Policy
Advisor for Tissue Policy