Home » Content » COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

*Updated 3/30/19


The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, and like many others, AATB is closely following all developments and staying abreast of updates from the health organizations responsible for tracking and responding to the virus. We understand the concern and uncertainty our members may be experiencing and are committed to being responsive to their needs as the situation evolves.


AATB will continue to monitor the situation and share important updates below:


General Announcements

March 18, 2020 - Announcement: AATB Office to Operate on a Remote Basis

March 17, 2020 - Press Release: AATB Emphasizes Tissue Banks Deemed an Essential Health Care Option

February 19, 2020 - Announcement: The World Health Organization (WHO) Assigns Codename for the Novel Coronavirus


Regulatory & Standards Bulletins

Bulletin No.20-9 released March 16, 2020

Bulletin No.20-8 released March 4, 2020

Bulletin No.20-7 released February 25, 2020

Bulletin No.20-3 released January 31, 2020


Impacted AATB Events

After much consideration and discussion, the American Association of Tissue Banks has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Quality & Donor Eligibility Workshop scheduled for April 6-8, 2020, in Portland, OR. Read More


Additional Resources

A new resource providing a deeper dive into the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan program. The CARES Act builds on this program with the Paycheck Protection Program to assist small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 30, 2020 -  Join the U.S. Chamber Foundation for an online briefing on how 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can benefit from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Register via the link https://www.cvent.com/c/express/8bb3940a-bf7f-4a20-9557-d5a4ff2badf3/my-registration

COVID-19 Testing - NOT related to donor screening and testing

Disaster Primer

Federal Relief Overview

Health Care Workers on the Front Lines

Hospice and Palliative Care

Personal Protective Equipment

Physician Provisions

Small Business Resources

Small Business - Paycheck Protection 7(a) Loan Program

State Resources

Tax Provisions

Telehealth Overview



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)

Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)


If you have any questions, please contact aatb@aatb.org.