Bulletin 18-6

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Deadline for Submission of Comments Extended for
AATB Draft Guidance Document No. 11:
Creation, Retention, and Security of Images Used in Tissue Banking

Bulletin 18-6

May 29, 2018

The deadline for submission of comments for Draft Guidance Document No. 11: Creation, Retention, and Security of Images Used in Tissue Banking has been extended. Surveys conducted by the AATB revealed the increasing use of photography and digital images in tissue banking processes among accredited institutions. Subject matter experts discussed these survey results and, via this document, are recommending guidance for how to address the various issues associated with the use of images in tissue banking. The Guidance Document makes recommendations for obtaining Authorization; Image Confidentiality, Security and Storage; and Best Practices: Photography Methodologies. This Guidance Document is advisory in nature only.

The Draft Guidance Document is available for download here.

The original deadline for submitting comments was April 10, 2018, however, the deadline has been extended until Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by close of business. Comments will only be accepted in the format described in the GD 11 Comment Submission Form available here.

Submission in any other format will not be accepted. Both of these documents will be also be available on AATB’s website under the Standards & Regulatory tab, within the Guidance Documents link. The group of subject matter experts will reconvene to address all comments submitted by the deadline.

Contact Jason LoVerdi if you have any questions.