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Updates to ICCBBA Documents – July 2016

The following ICCBBA publications have been updated and are available on the ICCBBA website:

All ISBT 128 Implementation Guidelines (IG-###) can be found here.

[21 July 2016]


Public Consultation: ST-011 “ISBT 128 Standard Coding and Labeling of Medical Devices Using ISBT 128” v1.5.0 DRAFT

The draft version of ST-011 ("ISBT 128 Standard Coding and Labeling of Medical Devices Using ISBT 128") v1.5.0 is now available for public consultation. We ask that comments be submitted by August 22, 2016.

[20 July 2016]


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.

[15 July 2016]


TB-008 ISBT Product Description Code Database Transition v1.0.0 is Now Available

The “ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database Transition” technical bulletin (TB-008) is now available on the ICCBBA website. This document is intended to help users finalize their transition to using the new tables and fields of the restructured ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database.

After the end of 2016, ICCBBA will remove specific tables and fields that relate to the old structure of the database. This document will show examples of what users can expect the new database tables to look like.

[14 July 2016]


Version 6.18.0 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is Now Available

Version 6.18.0 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is now available. The database can be downloaded from the Product Description Code Database page.

New Product Description Codes for—Blood, Cellular Therapy, Fecal Microbiota, In Vivo Diagnostic MPHO, HCT/P Medical Device, Milk Banking, Ocular, Organ Transplant, Plasma Derivative, Regenerated Tissue, Reproductive, Tissue, and Topical—products can be requested via their respective request forms found in the Subject Area of the ICCBBA website.

[08 July 2016]


IG-042 Implementation Guide: Revised Bone Tissue Terminology v1.0.0 is Now Available

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and cross reference between bone terminology used prior to August 2015 (in version 6.7.0 of the database and before) and that used after September 2015 (version 6.8.0 of the database and after).This document is intended to provide users with information that will help them transition from the old terminology to the new. This document will not be updated as new bone terminology is added.

[23 June 2016]


The Manufacturer Identifier Codes table [RT016] has been updated

The Manufacturer Identifier Codes table [RT016] has been updated and can be found in the Reference Tables section of the ICCBBA website.

This table lists the Vendor codes for manufacturers who encode their identities in Data Structure 017 or 021.

[09 June 2016]


The Circular of Information for the Use of Cellular Therapy Products has been updated.

The Circular of Information for the Use of Cellular Therapy Products has been updated.

[03 June 2016]


2016 ICCBBA One World Award Recipient

ICCBBA is pleased to announce Rodeina Davis as the recipient of the 2016 ICCBBA One World Award! To view the associated press release, please click here.

[10 March 2016]


ST-012 ISBT 128 and the Single European Code (SEC) v1.1.0 is Now Available

This document provides specific rules and guidance in the implementation of the SEC for ISBT 128 labeled products. This document also addresses specifications for software developers.

[19 February 2016]


ST-013 ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Human Milk Banking Products v1.0.0 is Now Available

This document provides ISBT 128 requirements for information that shall appear on the final label for human milk banking products. It is intended to help facilities and software developers design appropriate ISBT 128 labels for human milk banking products.

[16 February 2016]


Version 5.1.0 of the Special Testing General Database is Now Available

Version 5.1.0 of the Special Testing General database is now available.

The database and its associated Version Control Sheet can be found here.

[12 February 2016]


Version 5.5.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification (ST-001) is Now Available

Version 5.5.0 of the “ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification” manual (ST-001) is now available.

[12 February 2016]


IG-040 Implementation Guide: Use of ISBT 128 in North American Eye Banks v1.3.0 is Now Available

Version 1.3.0 of the “Implementation Guide: Use of ISBT 128 in North American Eye Banks” (IG-040) is now available.

29 December 2015


IG-038 Implementation Guide: Use of the Global Registration Identifier for Donors [Data Structure 037] v1.0.0 is Now Available

This Implementation Guide specifies the format and use of the Global Registration Identifier for Donors (GRID), which is represented in ISBT 128 by Data Structure 037. The guidance has been developed jointly by the WMDA and ICCBBA under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Click here to access the document.

29 September 2015


ICCBBA Board of Directors

ICCBBA is pleased to announce the appointment of two board members, Ineke Slaper-Cortenbach, PhD, and Diane Wilson, BSN, MSN/MHA. Both have a long association with ICCBBA and have previously served on the Board.

These appointments further expand the Board’s expertise in the areas of cellular therapy and tissue transplantation.

19 June 2015


An Updated License Agreement is Now Available

The ICCBBA License Agreement for use of the ISBT 128 international standard for blood and transplant is now available to view.

The updated Agreement will go into effect 01 June 2015 for new registrations. For registrations prior to 01 June 2015, the new License Agreement will go into effect upon payment of annual license fees in 2016.

Click here to view the updated License Agreement.

14 May 2015