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AABB Accreditation Activities

Transfusion Service

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

Blood Bank

A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of, the collection, processing, compatibility testing, storage, selection and issuing of blood, components, tissues and derivatives intended for transfusion and transplantation.

Cellular Therapy Clinical Activities

The tasks performed by integrated patient care teams linked by a uniform quality management system and reflected in the organizational structure. The clinical facility is responsible for the administration of the product and related patient care activities.

Donor Center

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

Donor Testing

A laboratory that performs testing on samples collected from blood donors.

HPC Service

A facility involved in any of the following: qualifying donors, collection, processing and storage, distributing, or administration of these products.

Cord Blood Service

A facility involved in any of the following activities: qualifying donors, collection, processing and storage of cord blood products.

Somatic Cell

A facility involved in any of the following activities: qualifying donors, collection, processing, storage, and/or distribution of these products.

Relationship Testing Facility

A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of the following: customer service, sample collection, testing, or result reporting of relationship testing.

Immunohematology Reference Laboratory

A facility equipped for performing advanced 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.