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AATB Draft Guidance Document No. 11:
Creation, Retention, and Security of Images Used in Tissue Banking is Available for Comments

Bulletin 18-3

February 27, 2018

Draft Guidance Document No. 11: Creation, Retention, and Security of Images Used in Tissue Banking, has been drafted and is now available for comments. Surveys conducted by AATB revealed an increasing use of photography and digital images in tissue banking processes among accredited institutions. Subject matter experts discussed these survey results and, via this document, are recommending guidance for how to address the various issues associated with the use of images in tissue banking. The Guidance Document makes recommendations for obtaining Authorization; Image Confidentiality, Security and Storage; and Best Practices: Photography Methodologies. This Guidance Document is advisory in nature only.

The Draft Guidance Document is available for download here.

AATB will be collecting comments on this Guidance Document for a period of six weeks. The deadline for submitting comments is Monday, April 10, 2018, by close of business. Comments will only be accepted in the format described in the GD 11 Comment Submission Form, available here.

Submission in any other format will not be accepted. Both of these documents will also be available on AATB's website. The group of subject matter experts will reconvene to address all comments submitted by the deadline.

Contact Jason LoVerdi if you have any questions.