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AABB Blood Survey

AABB regularly surveys its members for information about blood collection, blood and blood product transfusion and patient blood management activities in their facilities. The results of these surveys are used to support continued development of AABB policy positions and informed decision making. The engagement and support of AABB members is critical to ensuring a rich and expanding data repository that will move our collective community forward in a data driven manner.

2014-2015 Survey Open

The latest AABB Blood Collection and Utilization Survey has been launched. This “light” survey is designed to collect a limited number of key data elements to support understanding of trends in collection and blood transfusion from all AABB institutional members. A small number of data elements are requested from blood collectors for Calendar Year 2014. All AABB members (both collectors and hospital transfusion services) are asked to complete the survey for Calendar Year 2015. Baseline denominator data will be collected as well as questions about new products and clinical practice changes. Blood collection topics include number of units collected, distributed, and outdated for whole blood derived and apheresis components; numbers and types of units issued for non-hospital transfusion, and conduct of therapeutic apheresis. Blood transfusion topics include questions about leukoreduction and irradiation policies and practice, as well as information about the numbers of units transfused and outdated for whole blood derived and apheresis components. Other topics include component costs, units issued for outpatient transfusion, availability of blood products, and therapeutic apheresis procedures.

The web-survey invitation has been sent to all AABB institutional member contacts and medical directors*. Non-US based members are encouraged to participate. Questions can be directed to hemovigilance@aabb.org.

Individual facility data will be kept confidential and reported only in categorical aggregates.

For more information, contact the toll-free Helpline at +1.800.793.9376 (or +1.301.215.6588) or email hemovigilance@aabb.org.

* If your institution completed the 2013 AABB Blood Survey, the 2014-2015 invitation will be addressed to the contact person listed in your 2013 response.

Past Surveys

2013 AABB Blood Survey Final Report (PDF, member content).
Not a member? Contact membership@aabb.org or call +1.866.222.2498 (8:30 am -5:00 pm ET) to purchase a copy.   

2011 NBCUS
2011 National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey Report (PDF) 

2009 NBCUS
2009 National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey Report (PDF)

2007 NBCUS
2007 National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey Report (PDF)

2005 NBCUS
2005 National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey Report (PDF)