Innovation in Action: AATB's Universal MS Tissue Pack Initiative

February 5, 2024

AATB is excited to introduce a revolutionary initiative that is set to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of tissue recovery operations for all our valued members.

AATB’s Universal MS Tissue Pack Project

Universal MS Tissue Pack Exhibit Booth at the 2023 AATB Annual Meeting

The Challenge
The current landscape in tissue recovery is marked by the challenges posed by the variability and volume of processor-specific supplies. These challenges contribute to increased operational expenses, prolonged training times, and resource allocation issues for recovery agencies dealing with numerous processors and tissue types.

Our Solution
In response to these challenges, AATB is excited to unveil the Universal MS Tissue Pack project. This innovative initiative addresses the key pain points faced by recovery agencies, promoting process uniformity, streamlining training, enhancing storage and inventory efficiency, and offering cost benefits through group and volume-based purchasing opportunities.

Project Overview
Our project team, consisting of nearly 30 industry experts from processors and recovery agencies, conducted a comprehensive review of over 15 different MS pack exhibits. The result is a universal supply list for an MS tissue pack. While this list may not cover every possible scenario, it adheres to the 80/20 rule, providing a reliable solution for 80% of MS recoveries.

Vendor Collaboration
To further facilitate the adoption of the universal pack, we have collaborated with five reputable vendors who have provided content lists and pricing based on the universal pack list created by the AATB. Detailed information about these vendors, along with an overview sheet for your convenience, can be found HERE.

What’s Next
The MS pack is just the first of many universal solutions AATB hopes to be able to provide to members. While we don’t know which is next, be on the lookout for more universal solutions designed to cater to your diverse needs.

Webinar Invitation
Please join us for an enlightening webinar where you'll delve into the intricacies of the Universal MS Tissue Pack project and get an exclusive preview of what lies ahead. This is your chance to gain invaluable insights, participate in interactive Q&A sessions, and explore the benefits of this groundbreaking initiative. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay informed and shape the future of tissue recovery. 


Webinar: Universal MS Tissue Pack Project: Updates and Q&A
When: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 2pm EST
Speakers: Alyssa Harrison, Vice President of Tissue Operations, LifeShare of Oklahoma, Patrick Countryman, Director of Tissue Recovery, New England Donor Services, Chris Proctor, Senior Education Director, MTF Biologics
Continuing Education Credits: CTBS/CRCS CEUS: 1 
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