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Bulletin 20-14

Published on: August 12, 2020

On July 2, 2020, the FDA notified the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) about some updates for tissue banks regarding the COVID-19 pandemic published on the FDA website under the title: “Updated Information for Human Cell, Tissue, or Cellular or Tissue-based Produc

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Bulletin 20-13

Published on: July 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 (see below) on June 22, 2020.

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Bulletin 20-12

Published on: July 21, 2020

Today, the FDA announced an update to its final guidance document to revise “section V of the November 2017 guidance to communicate that the Agency is extending the period of time during which FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion regarding certain regulatory requirements for certain HCT/Ps; this time period will run through May 31, 2021, instead of November 30, 2020.”

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Bulletin 20-11

Published on: April 23, 2020

The Panel on COVID-19 formed by the AATB Physicians Council has issued the following:

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Bulletin 20-10

Published on: April 02, 2020

The AATB Physicians Council formed a standing Panel, hereto known as PC Subgroup, to provide on-going surveillance of the emerging SARS CoV-2/COVID 19 situation. This PC Subgroup has been and will continue to collect data in order to assess, in real-time, the recommendations for our members for donor evaluation with the objective to protect recipients and recovery personnel, to the extent possible.

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