Blood, tissues, cells and organs

Stakeholder consultation for the evaluation of eu legislation on blood, tissues and cells

Policy field 

Public Health

Target group(s)  

The general public and all stakeholders are welcome to contribute to this consultation, in particular:

  • Donors of blood, tissues or cells
  • Patients
  • National authorities
  • Professionals working in blood, tissue and cell donation or in blood or tissue establishments
  • Healthcare professionals using blood, tissues and cells in their clinical practice
  • Manufacturers of medicinal products that use blood, tissues and cells as starting materials
  • Organisations representing any of these groups
  • Any other individual or organisation interested in this field.

Period of consultation

29.05.2017 to 14.09.2017

The consultation is now closed

Objective of the consultation  

The purpose of this consultation is to support a comprehensive evaluation of the Union legislation on blood and tissues and cells - Directives 2002/98/EC and 2004/23/EC respectively and their implementing (technical) Directives, examining their functioning across the EU. In particular the consultation aims to gather views on the extent to which the Directives have met their original objectives and whether they remain fit for purpose. The evaluation is expected to provide a sound evidence base which will be used to consider the need for any changes to the legislation.
For further information on the Evaluation of the legislation on blood, tissues and cells click here.

A summary of the consultation is available in all EU languages.

Contact details of responsible service

Responsible service: Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety - Unit B4 Medical products: safety, quality, innovation
Any queries about the public consultation should be sent to this mailbox.

View the contributions 

Contributions received will be published on this webpage, together with the identity of the contributor, unless respondents choose an anonymised publication of their responses or do not authorise any publication of their responses. The content of submissions that are published anonymously, or not published, will still be considered when analysing the results of the consultation.

In the interests of transparency, all stakeholders other than citizens and public authorities, are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the stakeholder is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps 

The results of the public consultation will be evaluated and an overview will be made available here.
Protection of personal data  The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000. More information is available here.

Specific privacy statement  

Contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement.