AABB’s Accreditation Program promotes the highest standard of care for patients and donors in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion, biotherapies, and relationship testing. Our comprehensive quality systems approach encourages continuous improvement and is a mark of high quality – showing donors, patients, employees, and regulators that your organization is committed to optimizing its standards of care by managing risk and intentionally focusing on quality.
Upon accreditation, your organization becomes an AABB institutional member, which confers valuable benefits: continuing education, regulatory updates, technical specialists available to answer questions, and access to AABB’s highly regarded experts—all of which help facilities and leadership continue to maintain optimal performance.
AABB accreditation is available for the following activities:
A facility that performs one or more of the following activities: compatibility testing, storage, selection and issuing of blood, components, tissues and derivatives to intended recipients.
A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of, the collection, processing, compatibility testing, storage, selection and issuing of blood, components, tissues and derivatives intended for transfusion and transplantation.
The tasks performed by integrated patient care teams linked by a uniform quality management system and reflected in the organizational structure. The clinical facility is responsible for the administration of the product and related patient care activities.
A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of the collection, processing, testing or distribution of blood and components.
A laboratory that performs testing on samples collected from blood donors.
A facility involved in any of the following: qualifying donors, collection, processing and storage, distributing, or administration of these products.
A facility involved in any of the following activities: qualifying donors, collection, processing and storage of cord blood products.
A facility involved in any of the following activities: qualifying donors, collection, processing, storage, and/or distribution of these products.
A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance, of any of the following: customer service, sample collection, testing, or result reporting of relationship testing.
A facility equipped for performing advanced investigational procedures pertaining to immunohematologic studies.
A location or operational area within a facility where any of the following activities are performed by the facility's staff or contract personnel: intraoperative and postoperative autologous blood recovery; perioperative autologous component production; and intraoperative acute normovolemic hemodilution, including product collection, storage and administration.
A laboratory or facility that uses molecular testing methods to identify Red Cell, Platelet or Neutrophil Antigens.
Facilities that perform transfusion activities in vascular access or infusion service providers in settings other than the hospital, such as long-term care facilities, hospices, home care settings and other non-acute care settings to receive AABB accreditation. Accreditation will not be offered for activities that take place in pre-hospital settings, such as those taking place in an ambulance or helicopter.
AABB-accredited facilities have unlimited, direct access to experts who can advise on the following topics:
AABB's Accreditation Program is accredited by ISQua, the International Society for Quality in Health Care.