American Association of Blood Banks


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AABB

American Association of Blood Banks. A professional, non-profit organization established in 1947 dedicated to the education, formulation of standards, policy and other facets of transfusion medicine. The AABB is responsible for collecting half of the US blood supply and transfusing 80%, and is involved in accrediting transfusion facilities, maintaining a rare donor database, and providing reference labs.

American Association of Blood Banks

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AABB

The professional organization, more commonly referred to as the AABB, whose mission is to promulgate standard practices in immunohematology.
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Bethesda MD: American Association of Blood Banks; 2012.
Darrell Triulzi, medical director for the Institute for Transfusion Medicine in Pittsburgh and a former president of AABB, formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks. ''They started collecting only what they needed.
In November last year, the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank obtained the accreditation of the American Association of Blood Banks (BB) following the implementation of an electronic system of data entry for blood donors.
The American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Blood Banks both recommend that the transfusion of blood and blood components should be guided by laboratory tests such as PT, PTT, platelet count and fibrinogen levels.
He also is a member of AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks), the International Society for Blood Transfusion, and the American Marketing Association.
Considering that about 15 million units of red cells are transfused every year in the United States, according to the AABB [formerly the American Association of Blood Banks), costs mount quickly.
Two primary test methods have been described and are detailed in the American Association of Blood Banks Technical Manual (7).
12 January 2012 - Cryo-Save India, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based stem cell group Cryo-Save Group NV (LON:CRYO), has been awarded an American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) accreditation.
Taif, Muharram 11, 1433, Dec 6, 2011, SPA - The Central Blood Bank of Armed Forces Hospital in Hada, Taif, has won the sixth consecutive recognition from American Association of Blood Banks.
The Lab has following credentials - ISO Certification, AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Accredited Stem Cell Bank, GMP and US FDA approval
The American Association of Blood Banks Chagas Biovigilance Network reports that nearly 1,500 donors with Chagas disease have been identified in the four years since mandatory donor screening was implemented.
According to the AABB, (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), the organization that accredits laboratories to perform paternity testing, more than 500,000 paternity tests are performed each year in the U.S.

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