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

Standards Updates

Published on: April 13, 2011

The Board of Governors has approved a detailed set of recommendations from the Standards Committee that update all consent-related standards in AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking (Standards).

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Standards Updates

Published on: January 04, 2011

The Board of Governors has approved several changes to the 12th edition of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking. The Standards changes announced in this Bulletin are "immediate" because the changes made only clarify intent, are already being followed, or do not otherwise make the requirement stricter. For accreditation inspection purposes, all changes should be implemented as soon as possible where applicable to your Tissue Bank.

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Standards Updates

Published on: March 18, 2010

The Board of Governors has approved a recommendation from the Standards Committee to revise language used in Standard D5.400, Time Limits for Tissue Recovery. This change was made to clarify the original intent of the standard.

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Standards Updates

Published on: November 11, 2009

The Board of Governors has approved changes to AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking to remove the requirement to test tissue donors for antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus type I and type II (anti-HTLV-I and anti-HTLV-II).

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Standards Updates

Published on: February 10, 2009

The Board of Governors has approved several changes to the 12th edition of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking. These changes are related to audits of other facilities, cultures obtained at recovery, certain labeling requirements, archiving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and signature records.
Some highlights of these changes include:

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