Euroblood

Euroblood

Transfusion medicine A unit of packed RBCs imported from Europe which, until 2002, comprised a significant minority of the units transfused; in the wake of concern about mad cow disease, the FDA implemented a pan-European deferral, ending the 30-year old program that provides 140,000 packed units/yr to the New York metropolitan area
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Yet, New York Blood Center faces additional challenges as its long-standing European blood import program, known as Euroblood, ended late last year.
These new guidelines also bring an end to New York Blood Center's 30-year-old Euroblood program, where nearly 150,000 pints of red cells were imported from Europe each year to make up for a historically low local donor participation rate.
But due to these new guidelines, we also will lose over 11,000 donations from our Euroblood program this June," pointed out Dr.
Those added restrictions will bring a complete end to our Euroblood program, which for more than 20 years has supplied our local community with close to 150,000 pints of blood annually.
America's Blood Centers this afternoon presented its plan to the Greater New York Hospital Association detailing how its membership will provide 75,000 units of blood to help the New York Blood Center prevent a serious blood shortage in the Greater New York Metropolitan area due to proposed restrictions to ban the use of Euroblood.
the potential is there to help New York Blood Center replace Euroblood and to help other locally-controlled community blood centers in need as well.
This program, called Euroblood, is being phased out by the New York Blood Center, but recent recommendations by an FDA committee to ban blood donations from travelers who have spent more than five years in Europe since 1980 or three months in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996 would end the program as early as January.