The American Association of Tissue Banks

The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a professional, non-profit, scientific and educational organization. AATB is the premier standard setting body promoting the safety and use of donated human tissue. The overwhelming majority of the human tissue distributed for transplant comes from AATB-accredited tissue banks.

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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.

AATB's Affiliate Members

AATB’s Affiliate Members help promote our vision and mission to ensure safe, ethical, and respectful tissue banking practices. AATB Affiliate Membership is open to any company or organization that shares AATB's vision, but is not eligible for AATB accreditation.

BioBridge Global
Eurofins Donor & Product Testing
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Freight Services, Inc.
Instant Systems Logo
LDI Medical
Lifecycle Biotechnologies Logo
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SteriTek logo
Validated Courier Logo

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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 a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist

The AATB Webinar Series

Becoming an Accredited Tissue Bank

*Data displayed on the website billboard is from the 2022 AATB Member Donor Recovery Survey and the National Tissue Recovery through Utilization Survey (NTRUS).

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