Bulletin 14-6

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Bulletin 14-6

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.

For accreditation inspection purposes, the changes announced in this bulletin must be implemented no later than six (6) months from today (on or before Tuesday, October 29, 2014). Compliance will be expected on this date.

Access this link to view/download all changes approved 'with amendments:'

Changes to (R) Standard + (with amendments) 4-29-14.pdf

Access this file to view/download all changes approved 'as amended:'

Changes to (R) Standard + (as amended) 4-29-14.pdf

For each standard updated, the links below provide printable updates for insertion into your Standards book:

Use of "should" and "shall" in the Standards is critical and must be considered when reviewing these updates.

For purposes of clarity, text added is underlined, italicized, and appears as blue font (i.e., Example), and text deleted utilizes the strikethrough (i.e., Example).

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Brubaker at the AATB Office.