‘Serious health risks’ possible from cord blood stored at Edmonton facility – GLOBAL

November 2, 2023

Health Canada said Wednesday that cord blood banked at a repository in Edmonton could pose “serious health risks.”

The notice pertains to cord blood that was collected, processed, tested, and/or stored at the Canadian Cord Blood bioRepository (CCBR) between March 1, 2014 and the present.

The agency said in a statement that a site visit identified “significant issues” with the facility that could lead to contamination or the transmission of infectious diseases. In a statement to Global News, Health Canada did not specify the health impacts and diseases when asked, but said CCBR has to meet the requirements under the Food and Drugs Act.

“Health Canada has the authority to take action under the FDA if it becomes aware of non-compliance or potential safety concerns,” the agency said.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/10067263/cord-blood-ccbr-health-risks/

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