Quality is quality, but there are different considerations for quality assurance in living donation. During this session, we will review the development and launch of birth tissue quality assurance programs.
Speakers: Anna Tirrell, CTBS and Faith Case, CTBS
Date: November 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Anna Tirrell is the Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her tissue banking career more than ten years ago processing amniotic membrane allografts. Since then, she has expanded her roles and responsibilities to include successfully guiding 510k medical device clearance, CE mark, and quality system design. She has extensive experience with FDA and ISO, quality system build-up, and industry knowledge. She is an AATB Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and serves the Association as a member of the Standards Committee, Program Committee and the Quality Council. Anna is dedicated to, and passionate about, educating others about the benefits of human tissue donation.
Faith Case has served in the tissue bank industry for the past ten years, with a primary focus on quality systems. She is the Director of Quality Assurance, Risk & Safety at Regenerative Biologics, Inc. (formerly known as Southeast Tissue Alliance, SETA), a tissue recovery and acquisition agency in Gainesville, Florida. Faith has committed her career to continuous improvement by challenging the fundamental quality of people, processes, and products to achieve superior performance outcomes. She advocates creating cultures that promote continuous learning and process improvement. Recognizing and honoring the gift of donation, Faith is committed to maintaining the integrity of donors and raising awareness of the importance and benefit of donation.