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Changes to Standards

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.

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

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