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The Proposed 10th Edition of Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories

The proposed 10th edition of Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories is available for public comment from March 31, 2017 until May 30, 2017. A summary of significant changes is provided to facilitate review of the proposed Standards.

After the conclusion of the comment period, the Immunohematology Reference Laboratories Standards Committee will meet to review all comments submitted.  The 10th edition will go into effect on January 1, 2018.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by May 30, 2017 through the online form. Users can also submit comments via email to standards@aabb.org.
  2. Include name and postal address/fax number/email address, as appropriate.
  3. Identify the standard by its number at the beginning of the comments.  This identification is especially helpful if you comment on more than one standard.
  4. Provide alternative wording if you think it would improve the clarity of a standard.  If you agree or disagree strongly with a proposed change, please state your reasons or submit data.

Summary of Significant Changes and Proposed Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories, 10th Edition (PDF)