The American Association of Tissue Banks

What We Do

Save and improve lives by promoting the safety, quality, and availability of donated human tissue.

Why We Do It

To ensure no one ever suffers from the lack of donated human tissue.

How We Do It

By creating and empowering a network of tissue establishments and professionals.

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Ensuring no one suffers from a lack of donated human tissue

AATB members are dedicated to honoring the gift of donation and respecting the wishes of the donor family. We support our members in preserving the integrity of donation by recommending that all human tissue be recovered from an AATB accredited institution by a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS). In turn, we ensure that safe and efficacious tissue products are available for patients in need.

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The Impact of Tissue Donation

Whole-Body Donation

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Empowering tissue organizations to maximize the gift of donation

Involvement in AATB will benefit both you and your organization. For you, AATB offers professional development and networking opportunities that will help you advance your professional career. For your institution, AATB offers organizational collaborations, best practices, and an industry gold-standard accreditation program.

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Becoming an Accredited Tissue Bank

Our 2021 Webinar Series

Becoming a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist

Over 120 tissue banks around the world are committed to the quality and safety of donated human tissue.

AATB News & Announcements

  • In Response to the ADM FDA Safety Communication on March 31, 2021

    Please access the PDF below to read the response to the FDA safety communication on March 31, 2021, titled Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) Products Used in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Differ in Complication Rates.
  • AATB Recovery-Only Accreditation Update

    At the 2019 AATB Annual meeting in Toronto, AATB began working with a group of representatives from both recovery only and processing establishments to develop a revised approach to conducting inspections of establishments that perform the singular activity of recovering donated tissue.
  • Building Vaccine Confidence in Tissue Establishments

    AATB’s Physicians Council has shared a slide deck from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to assist tissue establishment medical directors in educating their organizations’ staff and addressing vaccine hesitancy.
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*Data displayed on the website billboard is from the National Tissue Recovery through Utilization Survey (NTRUS).