Patient & Donor Safety

AABB shapes legislative and regulatory policies that support safety and innovation. The Association engages policymakers, providers, suppliers, manufacturers and patient groups to promote patient and donor care and safety in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.

Policy Priorities

  1. Promote enhanced patient and donor care and safety by supporting innovation and the appropriate regulation and timely introduction of new products and safety technologies for transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.
  2. Encourage the revision of regulations and guidances that: (1) are duplicative, outdated, unnecessary or overly burdensome; (2) unnecessarily restrict access to products and technologies; and (3) stifle innovation.
  3. Support the use of evidence-based policymaking, which includes but is not limited to risk assessment.
  4. Support patient blood management as an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to improving patient outcomes, potentially reducing health care costs and safeguarding the nation’s blood supply.

Activities

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