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Standards Updates

Published on: January 31, 2019

Following guidance provided by the Board of Governors, AATB is introducing a new schedule for the approval and announcement of changes to standards pertaining to the 14th Edition and the 2nd Edition of the NT Standards (collectively referred to as "Standards"). The highlights of the new Revision Approval and Announcement System effective January 1, 2019 can be found here:

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Standards Updates

Published on: June 20, 2018

The Board of Governors acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 14th Edition of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards). This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and educate staff.​

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Standards Updates

Published on: April 09, 2018

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the AATB Board of Governors acted on a recommendation from the AATB Standards Committee and approved changes to the 14th Edition (2016) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards). This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and to educate staff.

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Standards Updates

Published on: December 19, 2017

The Board of Governors acted on a recommendation from the Standards Committee and approved Guidance Document No. 10: Training and Competency.

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Standards Updates

Published on: November 30, 2017

The AATB Board of Governors acted on a recommendation from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 14th Edition (2016) of AATB's ​Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards). This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and to educate staff.

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Standards Updates

Published on: November 01, 2017

The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd Edition of the Standards for Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation Organizations. The Board of Governors acted on a recommendation from the Standards Committee and the Ad-Hoc NADO committee to approve the 2nd Edition Standards.

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Standards Updates

Published on: October 23, 2017

The Board of Governors acted on a recommendation from the Standards Committee and approved Guidance Document No. 9: Qualification of Packaging and Validation of Shipping/Transport Procedures.

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Standards Updates

Published on: April 19, 2017

The Board of Governors acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 14th Edition (2016) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking ( Standards ). This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and educate staff.

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Standards Updates

Published on: April 06, 2015

The Board of Governors acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 13th edition (2012) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards). This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and educate staff.

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Standards Updates

Published on: March 30, 2015

The Board of Governors acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 13th edition (2012) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards). This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and educate staff.

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