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AATB Standards for Tissue Banking

AATB Standards for Tissue Banking


To order a copy of the 13th Edition of the Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards), please visit the AATB Bookstore, located under the Resource Center tab at top.

Some highlights of improvements made to the 13th edition include:

  • The durable, plastic, coiled spine, which allows the book to lie flat when opened, has been enlarged to accommodate >100 pages added since the last edition. When Standards is kept in a 3-ring binder notebook, this larger spine size will accommodate insertion of printable standards updates and allow easier turning of pages without page distortion.
  • This is the first cover to include an image of human tissue.
  • A Preface is now included that describes history of the development of the Standards.
  • For the first time, AATB’s Accreditation Policies for Transplant Tissue Banks is included as an easily accessed reference.
  • The 12th edition was the first to include all of AATB’s current Guidance Documents and this edition contains double the original number published. Additionally, guidance documents were updated to Times New Roman font to match the Standards and, where possible, the names of contributors were added.
  • A detailed summary and description of updates can be accessed here
A CD-ROM is again included with the book. This is located in a holder attached to the inside of the back cover. The Standards appear on the CD in two versions, PDF (Adobe®) and Word (Microsoft®), and both versions are searchable.

Printable updates will continue to be posted on AATB’s website when Bulletins or News Releases are issued and updates to Standards are publicized.

Please forward any comments and/or suggestions about the 13th edition of Standards for Tissue Banking to Scott Brubaker at the AATB Executive Office.
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