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The Proposed 32nd edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services

The proposed 32nd edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services is available for public comment from May 9, 2019 until July 9, 2019. 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 32nd edition will go into effect on April 1, 2020.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by July 9, 2019 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.


Proposed Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, 32nd edition and Summary of Significant Changes (PDF)

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