This hearing will examine alleged problems in the tissue industry, such as
claims of excessive charges and profit-making within the industry, problems
in obtaining appropriate informed consent from donor families, and issues related to quality control in processing tissue. The hearing also aims to evaluate whether current regulatory efforts are adequate to ensure the safety of human tissue transplants.
Witnesses will include representatives from Department of Health & Human
Service, Inspector General’s Office, medical professionals familiar with tissue
industry practices, and representatives from the Food & Drug Administration. A final witness list will be available soon.
Deputy Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections Office of the Inspector Genera
U. S. Department of Health & Human Services
American Association of Tissue Banks
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Washington Regional Transplant Consortium
Chief Medical Examiner
Lake County, Florida
Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
U. S. Food & Drug Administration