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Why You Should Join

Your participation in the Processing and Distribution Council will contribute to the growth and advancement of the tissue banking profession, the AATB, and your career, while honoring donors and helping the recipients you work so hard to serve. You’ll collaborate with colleagues, share experiences, and help educate tissue banking professionals and partners, contributing to the safety and efficiency of tissue processing and distribution.

Your level of involvement in this community of like-minded professionals is up to you — from participating in discussions to volunteering for subcommittees. Whatever you do, your contribution will make a difference!


Ensure the safety and efficiency of tissue processing and distribution.


  • Get involved in AATB subcommittees and activities focusing on areas such as emergency preparedness, packaging qualification/validations, reimbursement, and the regulatory environment.
  • Develop and support educational opportunities for AATB members, including the recommendation of speakers for the Quality and Donor Eligibility Workshop and Annual Meeting.
  • Review and suggest changes to AATB Standards and best practices related to tissue processing, treatment, packaging, storage, and distribution.
  • Provide subject matter experts to help draft guidance documents or to support research activities related to processing and distribution.

Meeting Schedule

The Processing and Distribution Council meets in person once a year at the AATB Annual Meeting. Additional meetings may be held via conference call throughout the year as needed.

Council Leadership

2018–2020 Chairs


Tina Trimble, CTBS

CellRight Technologies



Katrina Carroll

MTF Biologics - Edison