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New Board Positions are Now Available

Applications are being accepted for two positions on the ICCBBA Board of Directors. The Board is made up of experts in the fields of transfusion and transplantation from around the world. The Board is particularly keen to attract applications from professionals in assisted reproductive technology, cellular therapy, or blood transfusion. Applicants should be individuals of international standing in their field and have previous Board experience with a relevant scientific or professional society.

Board members are volunteers whose key responsibilities are:

  • to participate in governing the implementation of the ICCBBA mission;
  • to contribute to the development of the ICCBBA strategic plan;
  • to approve the business plan developed by the Executive Director;
  • to approve the budget and fee proposals;
  • to fulfill the functions of office set forth in the ICCBBA bylaws;
  • to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies;
  • to ensure legal and ethical integrity;
  • to have fiduciary responsibility to the organization; and,
  • to actively work to enhance the organization’s professional standing.

ICCBBA is a global not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization that enhances safety for patients by managing the ISBT 128 international information standard for use in transfusion and transplantation. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.

Further details on these positions which commence in early 2019 are available at https://www.iccbba.org/about-iccbba/board-of-directors4/new-board-positions-available.

Applicants should send a CV or resume to the ICCBBA Nominating Committee (boardnomination@iccbba.org). Closing date: 30 November 2018.

[18 October 2018]


The ISBT 128 Product Lookup Web Application v1.0 is now available

This new web application allows users to search products across all Categories of Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO) and to submit requests for new Product Description Codes.

Click here for more information. 

[05 October 2018]


Version 7.18.0 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is Now Available

Version 7.18.0 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database can be downloaded from the Product Description Code Database page.

Please note that as of the release of version 7.0.0 of the database (Jan 06, 2017), various tables and fields that related to the old structure of the database were removed. For more information, see ST-010 ISBT 128 Standard Product Description Code Database.

 

[05 October 2018]


The Registered Facilities Database Has Been Updated

The Registered Facilities Database has been updated and is now available to licensed facilities. The database contains the names and locations of all ICCBBA-registered facilities worldwide and their assigned Facility Identification Numbers (FINs). It is available both as an Excel file (Registered Facilities.xlsx) and as a tab-delimited text file (Registered Facilities.txt).

Both files are available in the password-protected area of the website. Amendments to entries in these tables should be notified to the ICCBBA office.

For US facilities registered and/or licensed with the FDA, the name and location of your facility—as it appears in the Registered Facilities Database—should match what appears on your FDA registration and/or license.

[01 October 2018]

 


Version 5.7.0 of the Special Testing: General [RT029] database is now available

Version 5.7.0 of the Special Testing: General [RT029] database contains the test names and codes for data conveyed in Data Structure 010.

[27 September 2018]


Version 3.15 of the GRID Issuing Organization Number Database is Now Available

The data files associated with the GRID Issuing Organization Number (ION) Database can be found here:

The specifications for the structure of the Global Registration Identifier for Donors (GRID) Issuing Organization Number (ION) and information on how to obtain and update an ION can now be found in the GRID Issuing Organization Number Database standards document (ST-015).

[25 September 2018]


In memoriam Celso Bianco

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Celso Bianco on Thursday, August 16th, 2018.

Celso will be remembered as a wonderfully generous and friendly person whose contributions to the field of transfusion medicine will be an everlasting legacy via associations with ICCBBA, the New York Blood Center, Americas Blood Centers, the International Society of Blood Transfusion, AABB, and the American Society of Hematology.

On behalf of ICCBBA, we offer our most sincere and deepest condolences to his family. Our organization will be forever grateful to him, not only for his expertise, wisdom, and vision, but for the warmth, kindness, and friendship that he bestowed upon us all. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

[22 August 2018]


2018 ICCBBA Enterprise Grant Recipient

ICCBBA is pleased to announce Bloodworks Northwest, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, USA, as the recipient of the 2018 ICCBBA Enterprise Grant for its proposal to implement an innovative technological strategy for blood donor recruitment and retention in Webuye, Bungoma County, Western Kenya.

[30 July 2018]

 


Version 1.0.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard for INN/USAN (ST-016) is now available

The ISBT 128 Standard "Labeling of Medical Products of Human Origin with INN and USAN Nonproprietary Names" (ST-016) is intended to provide instructions for the labeling of medical products of human origin (MPHO) with an approved International Nonproprietary Name (INN) and/or a United States Adopted Name (USAN).

[Original Post: 28 March 2018]


Version 5.9.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification (ST-001) is now available

Version 5.9.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification (ST-001) is now available.

[08 Mar 2018]


Version 3.2.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Global Registration Identifier for Donors ION Database and GRID Rules (ST-015) is now available

Version 3.2.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Global Registration Identifier for Donors ION Database and GRID Rules (ST-015) is now available.

This document provides information on the structure of the GRID Issuing Organization Database as well as instructions on how to obtain an ION, how to update the ION information within the database, and how to use a GRID for hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) donors and potential donors.

[22 September 2017]


The GRID Checksum Calculator is Now Available

The GRID Checksum Calculator is now available in the Lookup Tools section of the website. This tool can be used to calculate the checksum based on the Issuing Organization Number (ION) and Registration Donor Identifier (RDI) entries.

[12 September 2017]


2017 ICCBBA Enterprise Grant Recipient

ICCBBA is pleased to announce Global Healing, a nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, California, USA, as the recipient of the 2017 ICCBBA Enterprise Grant for its proposal to strengthen the quality management system of the blood bank at the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) in Haiti.

[08 August 2017]


Version 1.1.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Human Tissues document (ST-003) is now available

Version 1.1.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Human Tissues document (ST-003) is now available.

[05 July 2017]