What are Guidance Documents?
AATB’s guidance documents are guidelines for AATB accredited establishments to use in conjunction with the Standards for Tissue Banking and the Standards for Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation.
AATB's Standards Committee authors and the Board of Governors approves guidance documents which are part of the Standards for Tissue Banking and the Standards for Non-Anatomical Donation.
AATB guidance documents do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, these guidelines describe AATB’s current thinking on this topic. They are intended solely for the use of AATB accredited tissue banks in conjunction with the AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking. They should be viewed only as recommendations unless specific AATB Standards or regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word "should" in these guidance documents means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required. As with other AATB guidance documents, the recommendations included in this document do not represent the sole approach. Alternative approaches can be used.
Prevention of Contamination and Cross-Contamination at Recovery: Practices & Culture Results
AATB Guidance Document No. 2 | Version 2
May 29, 2007
Version 2 of this Guidance Document includes updates for Recovery Site suitability, Zone Recovery, and Sequencing.
What are the NADO Guidance Documents?
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)'s NADO guidance documents are guidelines for AATB accredited Non-transplant Anatomical Donation Organizations (NADOs) to use in conjunction with the Standards for Non-Anatomical Donation.