The Director of Armed Forces Hospitals Directorate in Taif region, Major General Mubarak bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani said that this recognition includes an international certificate issued for the recognized Blood Bank to confirm its conformity to the specifications of the American Association of Blood Banks
for two renewable years.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends deferring residents of malaria-endemic areas for 3 years after they emigrate from those areas and deferring persons who have had malaria for 3 years after they become asymptomatic; the American Association of Blood Banks
has published standards consistent with FDA recommendations (Box).
She is also looking into the accreditation process of the American Association of Blood Banks
, a highly respected accreditation agency and the only one of its kind in North America.
New methods of inactivating pathogens would be especially advantageous for reducing bacterial contamination of platelets, which are particularly vulnerable because they must be stored at room temperature, says Roger Dodd, president of the American Association of Blood Banks
in Bethesda, Md.
5 million patients per year have received life-saving blood transfusions, according to the American Association of Blood Banks
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The Health Industry Manufacturers Association has called the regulatory process a "very, very long and arduous operation for blood bank systems vendors"; the Red Cross and the American Association of Blood Banks
The health risk was discovered by a Bethesda, Maryland-based educational association, the American Association of Blood Banks
(AABB), which counts many hospitals among its members.
Kuwait is a leading center in the field of blood transfusion services, she said, noting that it has received international recognition, especially from the American Association of Blood Banks
The American Association of Blood Banks
classifies the UAE as one of the five foremost countries in blood transfusion safety and the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre has been the collaborating global centre of the World Health Organisation for the East Mediterranean region since 2008.