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Why You Should Join

When you join the Quality Council, you gain a support network, a forum for exchanging ideas and best practices, and a channel for keeping current on regulatory requirements and changes. We welcome anyone who has an interest in the science, technology, and operation of quality systems in tissue banking. 

Your level of involvement in this community of like-minded professionals is up to you — from participating in discussions to volunteering for subcommittees. Whatever you do, your contribution will make a difference!

Purpose

Promote safe donor selection, effective tissue recovery, and the appropriate testing, processing, and distribution through quality practices, processes, and AATB Standards. 

Activities

  • Review and suggest changes to AATB Standards and best practices related to quality systems.
  • Get involved in initiatives and activities such as electronic record keeping, evaluating the regulatory impact of tissue recovery practices, information sharing, and requirements.
  • Review AATB guidance documents and other information pertaining to AATB Standards updates, and implement internationally relevant quality terminology for the Standards. 
  • Establish performance metrics for the council’s officers, committees, and subcommittees.
  • Support educational opportunities for AATB members by recommending speakers and topics for the AATB Quality and Donor Eligibility Workshop and Annual Meeting.
  • Conduct Quality Council meetings in person and online to discuss relevant topics in the tissue banking profession and to network with colleagues.

Meeting Schedule

The Quality Council meets in person once a year at the AATB Annual Meeting and two to three times a year over the phone.


Council Leadership and Liaison

2016–2018 Council Chairs

Chair

Jackie Warn

Nevada Donor Network

Vice Chair

Jennifer (Jen) Drago

Advanced Quality Resources

 

 

Secretary

Rebecca Smith

Alabama Organ Center