Association Bulletins

Association Bulletins provide a mechanism for publication of documents that have been approved by the Board of Directors for distribution to individual and institutional members, such as:

  • Standards that were adopted after publication of the most recent edition of Standards.
  • Statements of AABB policy intended for distribution to members.
  • Guidance, recommendations, and reports that have been developed by AABB Committees or National Office staff for distribution to members.

#22-04 - Interim Standards for the 33rd edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services - 09/09/22

#22-03 - Updated Recommendations on Donor Deferral for Use of Antiretroviral Medications for HIV Prevention and Treatment including Long-Acting Injectable PrEP and the Impact on Blood Safety - 09/08/22

#22-02 - Emergent Standards for the 33rd edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services- 07/29/22

#22-01 - Association Bulletin Listings - 07/01/22


Past Association Bulletins

Listing of AABB Association Bulletins
Current as of July 1, 2022

Date Association Bulletin Revision Highlighted (when applicable) Title
06/02/21 #21-02     N/A Impact of the FDA Guidance "Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion"
04/08/20 #20-03      N/A Emergent Standards to the 31st and 32nd editions of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services
06/26/19 #19-02 #19-02 Revised July 2022 Recommendations on the Use of Group O Red Blood Cells
03/16/17 #17-02 #17-02 Revised July 2022 Updated Strategies to Limit or Prevent Iron Deficiency in Blood Donors
01/15/16 #16-02 #16-02 Revised July 2022 Mitigating the Anti-CD38 Interference with Serologic Testing
12/28/15 #15-02 N/A Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO)
07/18/14 #14-05 N/A Babesiosis
01/29/14 #14-02 N/A TRALI Risk Mitigation for Plasma and Whole Blood for Allogeneic Transfusion
07/25/13 #13-03 N/A Updated Criteria for Donor Deferral and Blood Component Retrieval in Known or Suspected Common Source Outbreaks of Hepatitis A Virus Infection
09/21/12 #12-02 N/A TRALI Risk Mitigation Update
08/28/08 #08-04 #08-04 Revised July 2022 Strategies to Reduce Adverse Reactions and Injuries in Younger Donors
08/30/06 #06-05 #06-05 Revised July 2022 Monitoring and Preventing the Occurrence of Deviations and Near-Miss Events in Pretransfusion Testing: Mislabeling/Wrong Blood in Tube
01/24/05 #05-02 #05-02 Revised July 2022 Guidance on Management of Blood and Platelet Donors with Positive or Abnormal Results on Bacterial Contamination Tests (Supplements #04-07)
10/14/04 #04-07 #04-07 Revised July 2022 Actions Following an Initial Positive Test for Possible Bacterial Contamination of a Platelet Unit
08/31/04 #04-06 #04-06 Revised July 2022 Reporting Donor Fatalities