Bioburden Reduction and Control in Tissue Banking: Leading Practice Evidence Based Guidelines

In February 2012, the Canadian tissue community convened and identified the need for evidence-based leading practices to inform bioburden reduction and control (disinfection) processes.  In response, Canadian Blood Services facilitated the development of leading practice guidelines for bioburden reduction and control in five areas: tissue recovery; microbial sampling; and musculoskeletal, cardiac, and skin processing.