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Federal Blood Regulations come into force

Health Canada is pleased to announce that the Blood Regulations -- under the authority of the Food and Drugs Act – were published in Canada Gazette, Part II (CGII) on October 23, 2013, and will come into force on October 23, 2014. 
These documents are available on the Canada Gazette website at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html and from the Health Canada website at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/brgtherap/legislation/gazette2/index-eng.php
The Blood Regulations contain safety requirements with respect to blood for transfusion or for further manufacture and apply to all persons or establishments who perform any of the following activities related to blood: processing (donor suitability assessment, collection, testing and blood component preparation); transforming (washing, pooling and irradiating blood intended for transfusion); labelling; storing; record keeping; importing (for transfusion); distributing; and error, accident and adverse reaction investigation and reporting.

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