The Accreditation Program promotes the highest standard of care for patients, donors and products in all aspects of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, transplantation, and relationship testing. The AABB supports high standards for medical, technical and administrative performance, scientific investigation, clinical application and education. The resulting Accreditation Program specifically assesses quality systems and operational areas for compliance with Standards. The basis for assessment includes compliance with Standards, United States Code of Federal Regulations and federal guidance documents. This independent assessment of operations assists in preparation for other inspections, and serves as a valuable tool to improve both compliance and operations. The program offers both educational and peer review opportunities. It is the intent of the program that accreditation be recognized at both a national and international level.
Accreditation is granted for collection/procurement, processing, testing, storage, distribution, and administration for transfusion medicine activities (donor center, transfusion, perioperative, immunohematology reference laboratories and molecular testing laboratories); cellular therapy activities (clinical, HPC, cord blood, and somatic cell); relationship testing activities; and SBB schools.
AABB and ABHH (Associacao Brasileira de Hematologia, Hemoterapia e Terapia Celular) in Brazil, provide a joint accreditation for facilities located in Brazil using ABHH Standards (AABB Standards translated into Portuguese and customized to reflect local Brazilian requirements).