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Bulletin 19-5

Published on: July 09, 2019

The Board of Governors has acted on a recommendation from the Standards Committee and approved a Resolution for a six-month extension of the effective date of previously approved changes to Standards B1.500 Written Agreements/Contracts and B2.210 Qualifications. The amendments had been announced in AATB Bulletin #19-1 on January 31, 2019, and have been known as the Medical Director’s Role Amendments.

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Bulletin 19-4

Published on: June 13, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the FDA notified the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) about the new TRG Rapid Inquiry Program (TRIP) page published on the FDA website.

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Bulletin 19-3

Published on: March 13, 2019

AATB has received information about two separate events that may have an impact on tissue recovery and processing establishments.

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Bulletin 19-2

Published on: March 04, 2019

On March 1, 2019, the FDA announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed information on its Blood and Tissue Safety webpage used to communicate epidemiological information about Zika virus (ZIKV) to the blood and tissue collection community.

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Bulletin 19-1

Published on: January 31, 2019

Following guidance provided by the Board of Governors, AATB is introducing a new schedule for the approval and announcement of changes to standards pertaining to the 14th Edition and the 2nd Edition of the NT Standards (collectively referred to as "Standards"). The highlights of the new Revision Approval and Announcement System effective January 1, 2019 can be found here:

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