COVID-19

Published: 23 March 2020

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It is important that tissue and cell bankers keep themselves updated on the latest developments relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For the benefit of our members, and the wider tissue and cell banking community, the Board will ensure that the most relevant and up to date information relating to COVID-19 and tissue and cell banking is available here.  

This page will be updated regularly as further information and guidance become available. If you have any information that you think should be added to this page, please send it to the EATCB office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1.  Guidance provided by the European Centre for Disease Control related to the safe handling of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

2. Guidance provided by the European Centre for Disease Control related to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and supply of substances of human origin in the EU/EEA UPDATED 30th April 2020

3. Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations: Coronavirus (COVID-2019) and Ocular Tissue Donation, 25th March 2020

4. Spanish recommendations to manage organ donation and transplantation regarding the infection associated with the new coronavirus producer of COVID-19, 27th March 2020

5. Webinar on Tissue donation from deceased donors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by the EDQM 28th April 2020