Status: 28.09.2023, 15:35 p.m.
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According to a decision of the Federal Administrative Court, alternative practitioners are not allowed to take blood from their patients for the production of autologous blood products.
Leipzig - On June 15, 2023, the court in Leipzig already rejected an appeal against a corresponding ruling by the Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia (OVG), as the press office of the German Press Agency has now announced (Az.: BVerwG 3 C 3.22, BVerwG 3 C 5.22 and BVerwG 3 C 4.22).
In April 2021, the Higher Administrative Court in Münster dismissed the lawsuits from the districts of Coesfeld, Borken and Steinfurt and confirmed the view of the Münster district government as the supervisory authority. Accordingly, according to the Transfusion Act, a blood donation may only be taken by a doctor or under medical supervision.
For decades, the naturopaths had taken blood in small quantities and injected it with oxygen ozone or a homeopathic finished medicine after an addition. However, this was not legal without complying with the doctor's reservation, the OVG had decided two years ago. It was not about evaluating the effectiveness of the therapy. The purpose of the law is the safe collection of blood and blood components, the OVG judges emphasized. And this also applies to autologous blood donations. The Federal Administrative Court confirmed this assessment in all respects. Dpa