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Institutional Membership 

 Any organization that performs activities in the field of transfusion medicine or cellular therapies including the collection, processing, distribution or transfusion of blood, blood components and cell therapy products is eligible for institutional membership. AABB Accreditation is a requirement for institutional membership. To learn more about becoming an AABB Accredited Facility, click here.

Membership dues for institutional members are $1,140 plus applicable accreditation fees per membership year (January 1 to December 31). To view our complete 2014 fee schedule, click here (PDF).

To review AABB Code of Ethics and Bylaws, click here (PDF).

To get started, contact the Accreditation Department at +1.301.215.6492 or accreditation@aabb.org.

Institutional Member Benefits

  • AABB Accreditation program
  • Publications, online access to the Accreditation Information Manual (AIM), as well as standards for activities in which you seek accreditation
  • Access to the member content on the AABB website including access the Membership Directory
  • Free listing on the AABB Donate Blood section of the AABB website
  • Subscriptions to AABB News and TRANSFUSION, AABB Weekly Report, AABB Weekly Report News Flash and AABB SmartBrief
  • Association Bulletins
  • Online educational tools
  • National Blood Exchange, a national blood resource sharing program
  • Voting privileges
  • Regulatory and technical assistance
  • Discounts on publications and educational programs
  • Donor recruitment materials sent to collection sites approximately once a year (when available)

Institutional Member Types

Transfusion Service - A facility that performs one or more of the following activities: compatibility testing, storage, selection and issuing of blood and components to intended recipients.

Blood Bank – A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of, the collection, processing, storage and distribution of human blood, components and tissue intended for transfusion and transplantation.

Donor Center – A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of, the collection, processing, testing or distribution of blood and components.

HPC Service – A facility involved in qualifying donors, performing one or more of the manufacturing steps for HPC products (including collection, processing and storage), or distributing these products.

Cord Blood Service – A facility involved in any of the following activities: collection, processing and storage of cord blood products. May consist of more than one collection site.

Somatic Cell – A facility that performs one or more of the manufacturing steps for somatic cell products, including collection, processing, and storage, and/or distributes these products.

Relationship Testing Laboratory - A facility that performs relationship testing and provides parentage test reports.

Immunohematology Reference Laboratory – A facility equipped for performing investigational procedures pertaining to immunohematologic studies.

Perioperative Service – A location or operational area within a facility where any of the following activities are performed by the facility's staff or contract personnel: intraoperative and postoperative autologous blood recovery; perioperative autologous component production; and intraoperative acute normovolemic hemodilution, including - product collection, storage and administration.

Molecular Testing – A laboratory or facility  that uses molecular testing methods to identify Red Cell, Platelet or Neutrophil Antigens. 

Benefits of AABB Membership and Affiliate Programs

  Individual Institutional Affiliate Corporate Affiliate
Discounts on all publications, products and educational programs
Access to member content on AABB website
AABB Weekly Report
AABB Weekly Report News Flash
AABB SmartBrief (available to non-members)
Association Bulletins
Online educational tools
Access to Q&A Resources
Regulatory assistance
AABB election voting privileges
Eligibility to serve on AABB committees
Free manuscript submissions for TRANSFUSION
Collection centers listed in Donate section of AABB website
AABB Accreditation
Complimentary copies of Standards in areas where seeking accreditation
Accreditation Information Manual (AIM) (online)
Early registration discount for Annual Meeting & CTTXPO
Acknowledgement at Annual Meeting
Ability to promote this partnership to your customers
Savings on AABB News and SmartBrief advertising
One exhibit booth priority point for each year of Corporate Affiliate status
Access to the AABB National Blood Exchange

Join today and begin receiving all of these great benefits today.

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