Changes to Standards
Revised AATB Standards Coming into Effect July 31, 2023
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 and the 2nd Edition of Standards for Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation.
The below changes were announced in Bulletin 23-1, with a six-month preparatory period starting on January 31, 2023. A redlined copy of the Standards Manual was disseminated at that time to all Bulletin recipients to assist in the preparation process. Members were advised to ensure that by July 31, 2023, these changes are reflected in all relevant standing operating procedures, policies, and staff training files.
The changes to the Standards for Tissue Banking coming into effect July 31, 2023, are as follows (see exact verbiage in the updated Standards):
- K2.520 Calibrations of Storage Devices, and related affected Standards
- A2.000 Definitions of Terms: Traceability
The changes to Standards for Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation coming into effect July 31, 2023, are as follows (see exact verbiage in the updated Standards):
- Section G, Requests for the Use of NAM
A clean copy of each Standards containing said changes will be available to AATB members through the AATB Portal within the next few days.
Changes to Standards Entering a Six-Month Preparatory Period on July 31, 2023
Changes to the following Standards for Tissue Banking have been approved by the Board of Governors with a 6-month preparatory period starting July 31, 2023, and expiring January 31, 2024, when said changes will come into effect.
- Sections B1.000 General Institutional Requirements and K1.300 Purchasing Controls
- Introduction and Sections D5.800, F3.100, G3.000 and M6.310
There are no changes to Standards for Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation entering a 6-month preparatory period at this time.
Redlined versions of the Standards are available by request to the MwER or Management Representative for Accreditation of each AATB Accredited Establishment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members are advised to ensure that the changes are reflected in all relevant standard operating procedures, policies, and staff training files by January 31, 2024, when the changes will come into effect.
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.