A review of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) international standards for tissue banks

- Cell Tissue Bank
Author/s: -Morales Pedraza, J. -Lobo Gajiwala, A. -Martinez Pardo, M. E.
Journal: Cell Tissue Bank
Year: 2012
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Pages: 15-25

The IAEA International Standards for Tissue Banks published in 2003 were based on the Standards then currently in use in the USA and the European Union, among others, and reflect the best practices associated with the operation of a tissue bank. They cover legal, ethical and regulatory controls as well as requirements and procedures from donor selection and tissue retrieval to processing and distribution of finished tissue for clinical use. The application of these standards allows tissue banks to operate with the current good tissue practice, thereby providing grafts of high quality that satisfy the national and international demand for safe and biologically useful grafts. The objective of this article is to review the IAEA Standards and recommend new topics that could improve the current version.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20714807