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Proposed 9th edition of Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration

The proposed 9th edition of Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration is available for public comment from February 21, 2020 until April 21, 2020. A summary of significant changes is provided to facilitate review of the proposed Standards.

After the conclusion of the comment period, the Perioperative Standards Committee will meet to review all comments submitted.  The 9th edition will go into effect on January 1, 2021.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by April 21, 2020 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 Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration (PDF)