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.

#24-01 - Association Bulletin Listings - 04/19/24

Past Association Bulletins

Listing of AABB Association Bulletins
Current as of April 19, 2024

DateAssociation BulletinRevision Highlighted (when applicable)Title
03/03/23#23-02     N/APretransfusion Hemoglobin Thresholds for Chronic Nonemergent Red Blood Cell Transfusions in β Thalassemia
06/02/21#21-02     N/AImpact 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"
06/26/19#19-02#19-02 Revised July 2022Recommendations on the Use of Group O Red Blood Cells
03/16/17#17-02#17-02 Revised July 2022Updated Strategies to Limit or Prevent Iron Deficiency in Blood Donors
01/15/16#16-02#16-02 Revised April 2024Mitigating the Anti-CD38 Interference with Serologic Testing
12/28/15#15-02#15-02 Revised February 2023Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO)
01/29/14#14-02N/ATRALI Risk Mitigation for Plasma and Whole Blood for Allogeneic Transfusion
07/25/13#13-03N/AUpdated Criteria for Donor Deferral and Blood Component Retrieval in Known or Suspected Common Source Outbreaks of Hepatitis A Virus Infection
09/21/12#12-02N/ATRALI Risk Mitigation Update
08/28/08#08-04#08-04 Revised July 2022Strategies to Reduce Adverse Reactions and Injuries in Younger Donors
08/30/06#06-05#06-05 Revised February 2023Monitoring 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 2022Guidance 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 2022Actions Following an Initial Positive Test for Possible Bacterial Contamination of a Platelet Unit