January 24, 2023
The fourth edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management (PBM) Program will take effect July 1 and includes several changes and additions. AABB’s PBM Standards Committee highlighted the following updates:
The fourth edition is available in the AABB Store in an electronic format, print format, or as a bundle of both versions. A bundle of the fourth edition (in print) and the Guidance for Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program is also available. Organizations interested in adopting the Standards can participate in a complimentary two-week trial of the electronic version of the fourth edition in the Standards Portal.
For those implementing the fourth edition, the PBM Standards Committee has created a document titled “Significant Changes and Response to Comments Received to the Fourth Edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program.”
Individuals with questions regarding the Standards should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.