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Cell and Tissue Banking

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 191–202 | Cite as

Results of the clinical donor case and quality system case workshops of the European Association of Tissue Banks annual meeting 2009

  • Marja J. van WijkEmail author
  • Stefan Poniatowski
  • Deirdre Fehily
  • Scott A. Brubaker
  • Ted Eastlund
  • Johann Kurz
  • Robert Parker
  • Hilde Beele
  • Marisa R. Herson
  • Hans Joachim Monig
  • Akila Chandrasekar
  • Vanda Holovská
  • Aleksandra Wysocka-Wycisk
  • Mark S. Brown
  • Emma Winstanley
  • Jacinto Sánchez-Ibáňez
  • Ruth M. Warwick
Article

Abstract

The European Association of Tissue Banks (EATB) Donor Case Workshop and Quality System Case workshop are forums held within the program of the EATB Annual Congress. These workshops offer an opportunity to discuss and evaluate approaches taken to challenging situations, regarding donor selection and quality issues, and strengthen the professional tissue banking and regulatory networks across Europe. This report reflects some of the discussion at the congress workshops and also subsequent correspondence between the various individuals who submitted cases for discussion. The cases presented to the workshops demonstrate that the findings, their interpretation, deducted actions and preventive measures in tissue banks are not predictable. The varied responses and lack of consensus corroborate this and clearly indicate that operating procedures cannot comprehensively cover or prepare for all eventualities. For many of the issues raised there is a lack of information in the published literature. The workshops actively engage participants, representing a wide array of international expertise, in an informal, secure and enjoyable setting, which facilitates learning from peers and provides potential solutions to those submitting cases. By publishing a summary of the discussions, we hope to reach a wider audience and to stimulate individuals to undertake full literature reviews or research on some of the discussed subjects.

Keywords

Case reports Quality system International guidelines Tissue donor selection Workshop 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marja J. van Wijk
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefan Poniatowski
    • 2
  • Deirdre Fehily
    • 3
  • Scott A. Brubaker
    • 4
  • Ted Eastlund
    • 5
  • Johann Kurz
    • 6
  • Robert Parker
    • 7
  • Hilde Beele
    • 8
  • Marisa R. Herson
    • 2
  • Hans Joachim Monig
    • 9
  • Akila Chandrasekar
    • 10
  • Vanda Holovská
    • 11
  • Aleksandra Wysocka-Wycisk
    • 12
  • Mark S. Brown
    • 10
  • Emma Winstanley
    • 10
  • Jacinto Sánchez-Ibáňez
    • 13
  • Ruth M. Warwick
    • 14
  1. 1.BISLIFE FoundationAH LeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Donor Tissue Bank of VictoriaSouthbankAustralia
  3. 3.Centro Nazionale per i TrapiantiRomeItaly
  4. 4.American Association of Tissue BanksMcLeanUSA
  5. 5.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  6. 6.Federal Ministry of HealthViennaAustria
  7. 7.Heart Valve Bank at the Royal Brompton HospitalLondonUK
  8. 8.Tissue Bank, Ghent University HospitalGhentBelgium
  9. 9.DIZG German Institute for Cell and Tissue ReplacementBerlinGermany
  10. 10.NHS Blood and Transplant, Tissue ServicesLiverpoolUK
  11. 11.European Homograft BankBrusselsBelgium
  12. 12.Regional Blood Center, Tissue BankKatowicePoland
  13. 13.Regional Transplant Coordination Office GaliciaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  14. 14.NHS Blood and Transplant, Tissue ServicesLondonUK

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