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.


PDF copies of the following reports are available by request. Submit a request by sending an email to, please include the title and use the subject line: PDF Document Request.

  • Bioburden Leading Practice Guidelines Final Report (English)
  • Prévention et réduction de la biocontamination dans les banques de tissus (français)