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The Proposed 31st edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services

‚ÄčThe proposed 31st edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services is available for public comment from June 23, 2017 until August 23, 2017. A summary of significant changes is provided to facilitate review of the proposed Standards.

After the conclusion of the comment period, the Blood Banks and Transfusion Services Standards Committee will meet to review all comments submitted.  The 31st edition will go into effect on April 1, 2018.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by August 23, 2017 through the fillable 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 Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, 31st edition (PDF)