In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant closures of businesses and non-essential operations by many state governments, AATB would like to emphasize that tissue banks are an essential health care operation.
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.
Previously referred to as 2019-nCoV, the infectious disease caused by the Novel Coronavirus identified in December 2019 has now been assigned the name “COVID-19” by the WHO, to include all forms of the disease from mild to severe.
On behalf of our membership, AATB provided comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule addressing Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) Conditions for Coverage and Outcome Measure Requirements (Proposed Rule).
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