April 16, 2021
The European Blood Alliance will hold a virtual webinar: Blood is Priceless: the future of EU Blood, directives, perspectives from the European Establishments on the 25th of May 2021, from 12.30 to 14.00
The event is an open roundtable discussion, co-hosted by MEP Frédérique Ries, MEP Tilly Metz, MEP Roberta Metsola and will feature patients and donors who will share their experiences, together with not-for-profit blood establishments representatives who will highlight the importance of blood and blood components in healthcare.
At the event, speakers, including Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will exchange views with the audience on the opportunities and challenges brought about by the revision of the Blood Directives and draw recommendations for the future Blood legislation.
EBA will also launch its position paper “A sustainable blood and blood components provision in the EU” at the event.
Welcome and introductions
MEP Frédérique Ries (Renew, BE)
Prof. Pierre Tiberghien, President of EBA
The importance of blood donation
Intro: MEP Tilly Metz (Green/EFA Lux)
Catharina Rinzema, former patient, NL
Irene Scheperboer, donor, NL
Eimear Hardiman, mother of former patient, Clodagh, IE
Next steps EU BTC Directives
|Presentation by DG SANTE, European Commission, Stefaan van der Spiegel, Team Leader, Substances of Human Origin
Questions and answers
EBA’s position statement
|Launch of EBA’s position statement
Marie Frostin, co-chair of EBA’s Working Group on EU Directives
|MEP Roberta Metsola (EPP, MT)
Members of EBA, Members of the European Parliament, EU Health Attachés and other Member States representatives, European Commission staff, competent authorities representatives, EDQM, ECDC, blood establishments personnel, health organisations, including that representing patients and donors, healthcare professionals, hospitals, carers, are all welcome to attend.
In order to take part in the event, registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.