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Affiliated Accrediting Organizations

In furthering the AABB mission of advancing the practice and standards of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies to optimize patient and donor care and safety, AABB periodically partners with other accreditation organizations to provide joint accreditation/certifications or to provide coordinated assessments to make it easier for our member facilities.

Such collaborations include:

 Patient Blood Management Certification


AABB and The Joint Commission have teamed up to offer Patient Blood Management Certification. Based on the AABB Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program, this new voluntary hospital certification is open to Joint Commission accredited hospitals.

Missed the recent PBM webinar? Getting ready for PBM Certification? View the archived webinar and the presentation slides.

Contact The Joint Commission for more information about Certification.

First PBM Certification in U.S. goes to D.C. Hospital – MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Read the press release. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital President, Mike Sachtleben, congratulates the hospital’s Patient Blood Management Team on achieving the nation’s first blood management certification from The Joint Commission and AABB. View on YouTube.

 Laboratory Coordinated Assessments - A2LA

AABB and A2LA 

AABB and the A2LA have partnered to offer the AABB/A2LA Accreditation program to the clinical laboratory community. This new program provides members the opportunity to have three assessments in one – AABB, ISO 15189:2012 and CLIA. Both AABB and A2LA are internationally recognized accreditation through ILAC (A2LA) and ISQUAa (AABB).

Need more details? Contact us.

 Laboratory Coordinated Assessments - College of American Pathologists (CAP)

AABB and College of American Pathologists (CAP) Coordinated Assessments

For AABB accredited facilities that also have a CAP accredited lab, AABB offers an AABB/CAP coordinated assessment. A CAP trained AABB assessor will fulfill the requirements of both the CAP and AABB assessments for the blood bank and or transfusion medicine area.

For more information, contact your AABB accreditation technical specialist.

 Other Accreditation Partners


AABB and the Brazilian Association of Hematology, Hemotherapy and Cellular Therapy (ABHH) jointly offer a Brazilian accreditation program for cellular therapies and transfusion medicine based on AABB standards. Expressions of interest should be directed to AABB's Department of Accreditation and Quality at

View a list of AABB/ABHH Accredited Blood Centers and Transfusion Services.

For more information about ABHH, visit their website.

The California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services has granted AABB deemed status to perform CLIA certification assessments. Your AABB survey will meet both state and federal laws and regulations. For more information contact

Center for CMS AABB has been granted deemed authority as an accreditation organization for purposes of establishing their compliance with CLIA requirements under CLIA for activities related to transfusion services/blood donor centers and Cellular Therapy activities. Under this permission, your AABB survey will meet both the state and federal laws and regulations. For more information contact