Project co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the 2nd Health Programme
Workgroups Access
Program for European Good Tissue Practices
General Objectives
  • To develop detailed European Good Tissue Practices for the activities carried out in tissue establishments (TE), contributing to the harmonization of these activities among European TEs in order to ensure a high level of quality and safety of tissue grafts for transplant.
  • To develop a training model for TE personnel based on the GTPs.
  • CBC ▪ Hornhautbank Berlin Charite Universitatsmedizin | Germany
    Jan Schoeter
  • BIS Foundation ▪ | Netherlands
    Arlinke Bokhorst, Audrey Laven
  • ISS-CNT ▪ Istituto Superiore di Sanita Centro Nazionale Trapianti | Italy
    Deirdre Fehily
  • BUTB-UCL ▪ Banque Universitaire de Tissus | Belgium
    Wivine André, Shalaw Fawzi
  • HBM ▪ Hornhautbank München Gemeinnutzige | Germany
    Andrea Gareiss-Lok
  • KCBTiK ▪ Krajowe Centrum Bankowania Tkanek | Poland
    Izabella Urhynowska-Tyszkiewicz
  • QAMH ▪ Queen Astrid Military Hospital | Belgium
    Jean Paul Pirnay, Gilbert Verbeken
  • REGEA ▪ Tampere Yliopisto. University of Tampere | Finland
    Sari Sarkaniemi, Hanna Kankkonen
  • BTV ▪ Banca Tessuti della Regione Veneto | Italy
    Daniela Vici
  • EHB ▪ European Homograft Bank | Belgium
    Ramadan Jashari
  • ESB ▪ Euro Skin Bank | Netherlands
    Nelleke Richters
  • TSF ▪ Transplant Services Foundation | Spain
    Blanca Miranda, Esteve Trias,María Zardoya, Jeff Young
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