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The Proposed 2nd edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program

The proposed 2nd edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program is available for public comment from May 12, 2017 until July 12, 2017. A summary of significant changes is provided to facilitate review of the proposed Standards.

After the conclusion of the comment period, the Patient Blood Management Standards Committee will meet to review all comments submitted.  The 2nd edition will go into effect on January 1, 2018.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by July 12, 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 a Patient Blood Management Program, 2nd edition (PDF)