[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 16, 2011)]
[Page 14416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6085]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0002]

Blood Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Blood Products Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on April 28, 2011, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 29, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Washington DC/North, 620 Perry Pkwy., 
Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
    Contact Person: Bryan Emery or Rosanna Harvey, Food and Drug 
Administration (HFM-71), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-1277 or 301-827-1297, or FDA 
Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in 
the Washington, DC area), and follow the prompts to the desired center 
or product area. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date 
information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register about 
last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory 
committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide 
timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's Web site 
and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to 
learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
    Agenda: On April 28, 2011, in the morning, the committee will 
discuss testing donations of Source Plasma for hepatitis B virus 
infection by nucleic acid testing. In the afternoon, the committee will 
discuss current considerations on use of plasma obtained from Whole 
Blood donors for further manufacturing. On April 29, 2011, in the 
morning, the committee will discuss blood donor written statement of 
understanding. In the afternoon, the Committee will hear an update from 
the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Health and an update on public workshops FDA is 
considering sponsoring on thrombotic adverse events associated with 
Immune Globulin Intravenous, toxicities of Hydroxyethyl Starch 
Solutions, and measurement of hemoglobin in blood donors.
    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post 
the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the 
background material will be made publicly available at the location of 
the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be 
posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is 
available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. 
Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before 
April 13, 2011. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 
4 p.m. on April 28, 2011, and between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11 
p.m. on April 29, 2011. Those individuals interested in making formal 
oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief 
statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish 
to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an 
indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation 
on or before April 5, 2011. Time allotted for each presentation may be 
limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater 
than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public 
hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers 
for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will 
notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by April 6, 
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special 
accommodations due to a disability, please contact Bryan Emery at least 
7 days in advance of the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures 
on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: March 10, 2011.
Leslie Kux,
Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-6085 Filed 3-15-11; 8:45 am]