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Availability of Revised Accreditation Policies for Transplant Tissue Banks

Bulletin 16-8

March 30, 2016

The AATB Board of Governors has approved revisions to the Accreditation Policies for Transplant Tissue Banks (Policies). The revised Policies are made available today and become effective in ninety (90) calendar days on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Compliance by accredited transplant tissue banks is expected by this date.

An overview document is also available that offers general descriptions of revisions. The current Policies are available for a limited time until superseded on the date above by the revised Policies. The Declaration document described in the revised Policies is also provided. Access all documents listed below at the link here.

  • AATB Accreditation Policies for Transplant Tissue Banks - March 30, 2016
  • Overview of Revisions to the AATB Accreditation Policies for TTBs - March 30, 2016
  • AATB Declaration Document - March 30, 2016
  • AATB Accreditation Policies for Transplant Tissue Banks - February 29, 2012

Policy revisions have been developed over the past few years with valuable input from individual members, an Accreditation Program Focus Group, the Accreditation Committee, AATB staff and legal counsel, and the Board of Governors. Multiple conference calls were held to discuss drafts of revisions and address concerns. We are grateful for the time commitment and expertise provided by these professionals that led to the finalization of the revised Policies.

A free webinar is planned to provide an overview of revisions, and is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 from 2pm to 3pm (Eastern). Look for more information to be provided closer to that date.

Contact Scott Brubaker if you have any questions.