Product Code: 204020
The 32nd edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services (BBTS Standards) details the latest standards of practice in blood banking and transfusion medicine. As in the past, each chapter heading represents one of the Quality System Essentials and the quality standards are supplemented by technical requirements. The effective date of this edition is July 1, 2020.
Significant changes in the 32nd edition include:
Guidance for Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, 32nd edition, includes verbatim requirements from the BBTS Standards interspersed with guidance. Language from the BBTS Standards is presented; when there is appropriate guidance for that standard, the guidance language follows the standard with the heading “Guidance.” This format allows the reader to see both the requirement and the associated guidance side by side.
Please note that there is no guidance for some standards. The 32nd Edition Blood Bank/Transfusion Service Standards Committee has chosen to focus Guidance for Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services on those issues that may require additional context and/or examples to assist in attaining compliance with the Standards.
(2019, AABB, softcover, 128 pages, and 2020, AABB, softcover, 128 pages)
Effective date: Effective date: July 1, 2020
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