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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

ACBTSA
330 C Street SW, L001
Washington, DC 20024
Phone 202-795-7697
Fax 202-691-2101
Email: ACBTSA@hhs.gov

James Berger
Senior Advisor for Blood and Tissue Policy
Email: james.berger@hhs.gov
Phone 202-795-7608

Richard Henry 
Acting Deputy Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
Advisor for Blood Policy 
Email: richard.henry@hhs.gov 
Phone 202-795-7615

Debbie Seem
Advisor for Tissue Policy
Email: debbie.seem@hhs.gov
Phone 202-795-7619

Renée Wilson
Staff Assistant
Email: renee.wilson@hhs.gov
Phone 202-795-7613

Elizabeth Phelan
ORISE Fellow
Email: elizabeth.phelan@hhs.gov
Phone 202-795-7624

Content created by Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
Content last reviewed on July 15, 2016
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