AABB BB/TS Standards Committee Seeks Input to Guide Updates to 33rd Edition

January 26, 2021

The AABB Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, 33rd edition, will take effect April 1, 2022. The Blood Banks and Transfusion Services (BB/TS) Standards Committee hopes to engage members in developing the 33rd edition and asks interested parties to submit comments to help shape these updates. Please submit comments by Friday, Feb. 19. The Committee will review all responses during its meetings, to be held in February and March 2021. 

AABB will continue to hold the 60-day open comment period following the release of the proposed standards, currently scheduled to begin in March 2021. Submitting comments prior to the February and 2021 meeting will help guide the Committee as it works on the new edition.

Please note, there is no draft to review; the BB/TS SC requests that interested parties review the final 32nd edition as a starting point. Those who require access to the 32nd edition should contact the Standards Department (standards@aabb.org) to request access in the Standards Portal.