About AABB Standards

AABB is the leader in setting standards that optimize and advance quality and safety for the blood and biotherapies field.

Since 1957, AABB standards have been the backbone of AABB’s mission. AABB standards are currently applied to AABB-Accredited facilities in more than 50 countries and other facilities to advance their quality and safety measures.

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Setting a Global Standard

AABB Standards combine internationally accepted quality management system requirements with relevant technical requirements for each discipline. As such, the Standards can serve as the basis for accreditation anywhere in the world. AABB Standards are based on AABB’s quality system framework which leads the field in quality standards worldwide.

AABB standards incorporate both technical and quality systems standards to ensure that all facets are reviewed - from specification of equipment, materials management, and organizational structure to documents, resource management, and program assessment.

Expert Developed and Reviewed

Each edition of AABB's Standards are developed by a team of experts who volunteer their time as a member of a Standards Committee. Each edition of AABB's Standards are based on best medical practice, scientific data, principles associated with good manufacturing practices and quality assurance, and applicable regulations. Each revision cycle includes a public comment period that seeks input from active professionals throughout the world.

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