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IMPORTANT NOTICE: AATB Standards are subject to revision at any time pursuant to the Association’s procedures. Such revisions may consist of the addition of a new Standard, the rescission of an existing Standard, and/or the partial amendment of a Standard. Notice of each such revision is given by AATB by posting on the Association’s website, and distributing via email, a “Bulletin” that announces those changes and their respective effective dates. Persons seeking to determine the current provisions of Standards should always review the Bulletins for any such announcement of revisions to Standards or may request a current and effective copy of the Standards by sending a request to the AATB mailbox: accreditation@aatb.org. Please contact AATB's headquarters office for any questions concerning Standards or revisions thereof.

Bulletin 20-9

Published on: March 16, 2020

Following previous Bulletins on the subject of COVID-19 (Bulletin No.20-3 released January 31, 2020, Bulletin No.20-7 released February 25, 2020, and Bulletin No.20-8 released March 4, 2020 ) the AATB Physicians Council has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation.

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Bulletin 20-8

Published on: March 04, 2020

Following previous Bulletins on the subject of COVID-19 (Bulletin No.20-3 released January 31, 2020, and Bulletin No.20-7 released on February 25, 2020), the AATB Physicians Council has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Considering the latest developments, statistical data, and published studies, the AATB is providing the following updates to previously issued recommendations to tissue banks’ medical directors:
 

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Bulletin 20-7

Published on: February 25, 2020

Following the initial publication of its Guidance to Tissue Bank Medical Directors on COVID-19 (AATB Bulletin No.20-3 released January 31, 2020), the AATB Physicians Council has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Considering the latest CDC announcements of destinations1 with COVID-19 community spread2,
 
AATB is providing the following updates:

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Bulletin 20-6

Published on: February 13, 2020

Advanced copies of the revised AATB Standards with effective dates of July 31, 2020, are now available and have been emailed to Management with Executive Responsibilities (MwERs) and Bulletin recipients representing AATB institutional members.

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Bulletin 20-5

Published on: February 03, 2020

With a decision of the Board of Governors (BoG), the AATB changed its standard amendment approval and announcement system on January 31, 2019 (Bulletin No.19-1). Under the new system, standard revisions approved by the Standards Committee are presented to the BoG for approval on a quarterly basis and announced biannually in AATB Bulletins with a fixed 6-month implementation period, unless the changes are approved as “urgent”.

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