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Changes to Standards​​​

Bulletin 17-5​

April 19, 2017​

The Board of Governors acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 14th Edition (2016) 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 for a tissue bank in regard to obtaining informed consent for autologous tissue at standards D3.100 Informed Consent - Requirements and D5.211 Verification Procedures - Confirmation.

For accreditation inspection purposes, the changes to standards announced in this bulletin are effective immediately.​​

If you have any questions, please contact Jason LoVerdi at the AATB Office.