This is a guest post written by the Association of Cryobanks of Cord Blood and Other Human Tissues and Cells, a Ukraine association that brings together cord blood banks and specialized cryobanks that test and store biological material, including stem cells from umbilical cord blood, bone marrow, reproductive cells and tissues.
It is a timely post as InterFax-Ukraine, a Ukraine News Agency, released an announcement two days ago stating:
The [Ukrainian] Cabinet of Ministers for deregulation of business activities in the field of health care has approved the license terms of economic activities involving the storage of umbilical cord blood and other human tissues and cells.
According to resolution No. 286 of March 2, posted on the government’s website, the document shortens the list of documents submitted for obtaining the license.
While there is undoubtedly regulatory complexity affecting cord blood banking within the Ukraine, this recent resolution suggests that the Ukrainian government is taking measures to improve the situation.
Today’s post from the Ukraine Association of Cryobanks is published with permission from Andrey Makhinya, Secretary of the Association. Enjoy! [Read more…]