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Blood Banks and Biologics


The LFS Biologics Program is responsible for license application review, approval, renewal, survey and investigation of:

  • Community Blood Banks and Collection Centers
  • Hospital Blood Banks
  • Blood and Blood Components Collection Centers
  • Cord Blood Banks and Collection Entities
  • Plasma Collection Centers
  • Biologics Processing and/or Storage Facilities

Contents:

​​​​ New License Application ​A Patient's Guide to Blood Transfusion
Renewal Application​ Donor Adverse Events (DAE)​​
Change Application​ ​Information for Reportable Disease
Contact Information Applicable California Laws and Regulations​


New License Application

Mail requirements with original signatures to the mailing address found below.

Requirements:

 LAB 114 - Biologics License Application (PDF)
 LAB 118 - Personnel Report (PDF)
 Application fee (See Fee Schedule PDF​). Make check payable to CDPH/LFS.
 Supporting Documents: List of document varies depending on operation type. You may contact LFSBiologics@cdph.ca.gov​ for futher instructions.


Renewal Application

Mail requirements with original signatures to the mailing address found below.

Requirements:

 LAB 175 - Application for Renewal (PDF)
 LAB 118 - Personnel Report (PDF)
 Application fee (See Fee Schedule PDF​). Make check payable to CDPH/LFS.


Change Application

  • Change of Medical Directors
  • Change of Ownership
  • Change of Address

Mail requirements with original signatures to the mailing address found below.

Requirements:

 LAB 114 - Biologics License Application (PDF)
 LAB 118 - Personnel Report (PDF)
 Application fee (See Fee Schedule PDF​). Make check payable to CDPH/LFS.
 Supporting Documents: Required document varies depending on type of change, please contact LFSBiologics@cdph.ca.gov​ for futher instructions.


A Patient's Guide to Blood Transfusion

Click the desired button to download the PDF brochure:

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Donor Adverse Events (DAE)

Amendment of California Health and Safety Code (HSC)§ 1607​ took effect on January 1, 2023. A blood bank shall annually report to the department any adverse donor event requiring emergency medical intervention.


Information for Reportable Disease


Applicable California Laws and Regulations


Contact Information

For all inquiries, please contact LFSBiologics@cdph.ca.gov​

LFSbiologics@cdph.ca.gov

Mailing Address

California Department of Public Health
Laboratory Field Services
Attention: Biologics Program
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Building P - 1st Floor
Richmond, CA 94804-6403​​​



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