Outlines requirements for donor qualification, blood collection, processing, storage, and transfusion.
Current edition: 33rd edition
Effective date: April 1, 2022
Revision cycle: 24 months (April of even numbered years)
The print version, portal version, printed guidance and bundle packages of the 33rd edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services is available for purchase.
AABB sets standards for blood banks and transfusion services, designed to ensure the highest levels of quality and safety for patients and donors at all times. AABB accredits blood banks and transfusion services that meet these high standards.
Facilities may be accredited for one of the following activities:
A facility that performs one or more of the following activities: compatibility testing, storage, selection and issuing of blood, blood components, tissues and/or 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, blood components, tissues and/or derivatives intended for transfusion and transplantation.
A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of the collection, processing, testing or distribution of blood and blood components.
A laboratory that performs testing on samples of blood and blood products collected from donors.