AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. AABB is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety.
AABB’s community – comprising blood centers, hospital blood collectors, hospital blood banks and transfusion medicine services – will manufacture, distribute and provide patients with the first widely available therapy to treat moderate or severe cases of COVID-19.
Our Association’s strength is the diversity of our membership, which comprises the full breadth of the blood and biotherapies community, including physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers.
AABB’s priority is to advance optimal donor safety and patient care. This emphasis is apparent through our accreditation and educational programs, which demonstrate our unwavering focus on quality, our commitment to lifelong learning, and our dedication to training tomorrow’s workforce.
AABB-accredited blood centers and hospitals are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of safety and care for patients and donors. The Association sets standards for blood banks and transfusion services, and provides accreditation to facilities that meet these high standards. If you would like to donate blood, be sure to consider an AABB-accredited blood donation center.