Printable Update for Insertion Into Standards D5.400

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CHANGES TO AATB STANDARDS FOR TISSUE BANKING


SECTION D - ACQUISITION OF TISSUE: CONSENT, DONOR SCREENING, AND TISSUE RECOVERY AND COLLECTION

D5.000 RECOVERY AND COLLECTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

D5.400 Time Limits for Tissue Recovery

(C, V)   Cardiac and vascular tissue Recovery and Processing time limits (i.e., Warm and Cold Ischemic Times, Disinfection Times, and the Perfusion Time [specific to vascular tissues]) shall be established by each individual tissue bank; however, the following upper time limits for initiation of Recovery of specific tissue types shall not be exceeded.

(C) Warm Ischemic Time (C) shall not exceed 24 hours from Asystole if the body was cooled (e.g., application of sufficient amounts of wet ice or a cooling blanket, cold weather conditions) or refrigerated within 12 hours of Asystole. The time limit shall not exceed 15 hours if the body was not cooled or refrigerated. If the body is cooled for a period of time then not cooled for a period of time, the time period the body is not cooled cannot exceed 15 consecutive cumulative hours.

(V) 1) Perfusion Time shall not exceed 12 hours from Asystole; and

2) Warm Ischemic Time (V) shall not exceed 24 hours from Asystole if the body was cooled (e.g., application of sufficient amounts of wet ice or a cooling blanket, cold weather conditions) or refrigerated within 12 hours of Asystole. The time limit shall not exceed 15 hours if the body was not cooled or refrigerated. If the body is cooled for a period of time then not cooled for a period of time, the time period the body is not cooled cannot exceed 15 consecutive cumulative hours.

(MS, OA, S)
Tissue excision shall commence within 24 hours of Asystole provided the body was cooled (e.g., application of sufficient amounts of wet ice or a cooling blanket, cold weather conditions) or refrigerated within 12 hours of Asystole. Tissue excision shall commence within 15 hours of death if the deceased donor has not been cooled or refrigerated. If the body is cooled for a period of time then not cooled for a period of time, the time period the body is not cooled cannot exceed 15 consecutive cumulative hours.

Publication date: March 18, 2010 (AATB Bulletin No. 10-05)
Effective date: September 2, 2010 (in 6 months)