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AATB bulletins are related to standards changes and regulatory changes. The bulletins on this page cover regulatory issues. Bulletins related to changes in AATB's Standards are referenced under the Standards section. 

Bulletin 12-6

Published on: April 16, 2012

We have been communicating with officials at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). It is time to submit a request for extension to the temporary waiver granted to AATB-accredited tissue banks in June of 2010 (see AATB News Release, "Florida Approves a Waiver for HTLV Testing for 24 AATB-Accredited Tissue Banks," dated June 29, 2010.

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Bulletin 11-12

Published on: August 30, 2011

The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) announced today the release and publication of its "Recovery Partner Audit Tool" and "Guidance Document."
The Audit Tool and Guidance Document were developed by an AATB task force, composed of members who are subject matter experts, to assist AATB-accredited tissue banks properly audit tissue recovery partners not accredited by the AATB.

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