Bulletin 18-8​

Changes to Standards​

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.​

These changes clarify expectations with regards to the frequency at which certain tasks must be completed on a recurring basis and provide a clear definition of the term "ANNUAL".

In addition, two new guidance documents have been added to the AATB Standards for Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation, 2nd Edition, in reference to Section NT-D3.210 Physical Assessment, introducing a NADO Tissue Donor Physical Assessment Form, and in reference to Section NT-D3.220 Donor Risk Assessment, introducing a NADO Tissue Donor Acceptability and Suitability Assessment Form.

The changes to Standards announced in this bulletin are effective immediately.

The links below provide printable updates:​

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Roman Hitchev.