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Standards Updates

Published on: March 17, 2015

The AATB has begun to exercise enforcement discretion at accreditation inspections in regard to standard D2.400 Core Elements for Authorization (access this standard here).

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Standards Updates

Published on: March 16, 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).

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Standards Updates

Published on: March 09, 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 and the1st edition (2011) of AATB's Standards for Non-transplant Anatomical Donation. Additionally, updates to Guidance Document No. 4, Providing Service to Tissue Donor Families were approved.

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Standards Updates

Published on: April 29, 2014

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).
Originally submitted by the Reproductive Council, these Reproductive (R) tissue standards have been approved and, due to revisions to certain standards, renumbering general or other tissue-specific standards also occurred.

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Standards Updates

Published on: December 09, 2013

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).

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Standards Updates

Published on: November 12, 2013

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). A new tissue type has been added and is described as follows in A2.000 Definitions of Terms:
"CELLULAR TISSUE (CT) - cells that are autologous or allogeneic, committed or uncommitted, and non-expanded."

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Standards Updates

Published on: July 16, 2013

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). These updates finalize the deletion to references in Standards to use of a smooth muscle relaxant (SMR) in the perfusion solution for vascular (V) tissue and in the solution used to flush (V) tissue when packaging post recovery.

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Standards Updates

Published on: July 11, 2013

The Board of Governors recently acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 13th edition (2012) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards).

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Standards Updates

Published on: June 11, 2012

The Board of Governors recently acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 13th edition (2012) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards). The following bullets outline the rationale for each change made and links are provided to printable inserts for your Standards book that show changes to the text. All three standards reflect common practice and are effective immediately.

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Standards Updates

Published on: January 16, 2012

This report contains an overview and updates announced for the first time. Previously published updates to the 12th edition of AATB’s Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards) are not included in this report but they will appear in the 13th edition and can be found on the AATB website at:
http://www.aatb.org/Standards-Updates-for-the-12th-Edition

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