AABB Thanks Accreditation Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

April 22, 2024

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, taking place April 17-21, AABB extends heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for our network of volunteer assessors. With AABB-accredited facilities throughout the United States and across the world, AABB has a global outreach and impact. AABB’s accreditation program assessors play an essential role in extending this reach and impact.

The AABB accreditation program’s assessors volunteer their time to conduct independent assessments of a facility’s operations, acting as AABB ambassadors and helping to advance facilities’ compliance and operations. AABB assessors are experts in the field, using their knowledge and skills to conduct domestic and international assessments of blood collection facilities, transfusion services, biotherapies services and relationship testing labs.

AABB assessors have been performing this essential function in facilities around the world for more than 65 years. AABB began its inspection and accreditation program in 1958 in conjunction with the publication of the first edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. Throughout the ensuing years, the program expanded both in size and scope, thanks in part to the many contributions of AABB’s volunteer assessor network.

On behalf of the entire Association and our community, AABB thanks our volunteer assessors for sharing their time and talent with AABB and our community in support of donor and patient safety.