Nov 30 - Dec 1 BPAC

On November 30, 2017, the Committee members will meet in open session to discuss bacterial risk control strategies for blood collection establishments and transfusion services to enhance the safety and availability of platelets for transfusion. In the afternoon, the Committee will be seated as a device classification panel. In open session, the panel will discuss the appropriate device classification of human leukocyte antigen, human platelet antigen, and human neutrophil antigen devices. On December 1, 2017, the committee members will meet in open session to discuss strategies to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted Zika virus. In the afternoon, an information session on the Transfusion Transmissible Infections Monitoring System will be presented to the Committee. Finally, the Committee will hear an update presentation on the April 6, 2017, FDA public workshop on emerging tick-borne diseases and blood safety.