Stefan Poniatowski

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The European Association of Tissue Banks (EATB) Donor Case Workshop and Quality System Case workshop are forums held within the program of the EATB Annual Congress. These workshops offer an opportunity to discuss and evaluate approaches taken to challenging situations, regarding donor selection and quality issues, and strengthen the professional tissue(More)
The 7th World Meeting on Tissue Banking took place at the Novotel @ Collins in Melbourne, Australia from the 12th to the 14th of May 2014. The meeting, hosted by the Biotherapeutics Association of Australasia (BAA, formerly ATBF—Australasian Tissue & Bio-therapeutics Forum) closed the circle of successful world meetings that have taken place since 1996—the(More)
Transplanted tissues have transmitted transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and in the UK there have been more cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) than elsewhere in the world. A pilot study was undertaken to look at the feasibility of testing for vCJD in deceased donors using tonsillar tissue. This pilot showed that obtaining consent for(More)
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