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IMPORTANT NOTICE: AATB Standards are subject to revision at any time pursuant to the Association’s procedures. Such revisions may consist of the addition of a new Standard, the rescission of an existing Standard, and/or the partial amendment of a Standard. Notice of each such revision is given by AATB by posting on the Association’s website, and distributing via email, a “Bulletin” that announces those changes and their respective effective dates. Persons seeking to determine the current provisions of Standards should always review the Bulletins for any such announcement of revisions to Standards or may request a current and effective copy of the Standards by sending a request to the AATB mailbox: accreditation@aatb.org. Please contact AATB's headquarters office for any questions concerning Standards or revisions thereof.

Bulletin 20-6

Published on: February 13, 2020

Advanced copies of the revised AATB Standards with effective dates of July 31, 2020, are now available and have been emailed to Management with Executive Responsibilities (MwERs) and Bulletin recipients representing AATB institutional members.

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Bulletin 20-5

Published on: February 03, 2020

With a decision of the Board of Governors (BoG), the AATB changed its standard amendment approval and announcement system on January 31, 2019 (Bulletin No.19-1). Under the new system, standard revisions approved by the Standards Committee are presented to the BoG for approval on a quarterly basis and announced biannually in AATB Bulletins with a fixed 6-month implementation period, unless the changes are approved as “urgent”.

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Bulletin 20-4

Published on: February 03, 2020

On January 24, 2020, AATB issued Bulletin 20-1, notifying members that Cardinal Health had issued a voluntary recall for 9.1 million AAMI Level 3 surgical gowns,  https://www.aatb.org/content/bulletin-20-1. To help address recall-related supply shortages, Cardinal Health has increased its production of similar products and has been working with industry partners who offer competing products to help bridge the supply gap.

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Bulletin 20-3

Published on: January 31, 2020

Background information: Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with some causing less-severe disease, such as the common cold, and others more severe disease described as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
 

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Bulletin 20-2

Published on: January 31, 2020

The Board of Governors acted on recommendation from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 14th Edition (2016) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking and the 2nd Edition of the AATB Standards for Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation (NTAD).
Unless specifically announced as “URGENT”, all changes have a fixed 6-month implementation period. This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and educate staff.

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