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American Association of Tissue Banks

Contact Information

Jeanne Mowe, Executive Director
1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
McLean, VA 22101

703-827-9582 (Voice),
703-356-2198 (FAX),

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The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is an educational and scientific, tax exempt organization founded in 1976. Its mission is to facilitate the provision of transplantable tissues of uniform high qualities sufficient to meet national needs. To fulfill this mission, the AATB publishes Standards to ensure that the conduct of tissue banking meets acceptable norms of technical and ethical performance. The Association conducts an Accreditation Program for establishments that retrieve, process, store or distribute human tissue for transplant. A Certification Program is administered for tissue bank personnel to ensure that tissue-banking activities are being performed in a professional manner consistent with the Standards of the Association. To provide for the exchange of important scientific information, the AATB also hosts meetings, seminars and workshops. The Association's income is derived from membership dues, accreditation fees and meeting revenues.


The Association publishes the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking, guidance documents, bulletins and a newsletter.


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Date Entered: 6/1/1997
Date Edited: 2/18/2013
Date Revised: 8/7/2006 10:54:21 AM
Health Referral Number: HR1996
Accession Number: DP91A0566

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