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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.

[06 Aug 2020]

Version 7.40.1 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is Now Available and Includes New Codes for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

Version 7.40.1 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database can be downloaded from the Product Description Code Database page.

In response to recent requests from blood transfusion services, ICCBBA has fast-tracked the release of new product description codes for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma.

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.

[06 Aug 2020]

Version 3.23 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).

[05 Aug 2020]

Document for Review - Standard Labeling for Apheresis Collection Products for Sponsor Cellular Therapy Manufacturing

The Deloitte Next Generation Therapies Industry Working Group Meeting in September 2019 identified the need to focus on standardization of labeling of collection products for cell therapy manufacturing for clinical trials.

Based on this, a decision was made to establish a focus group comprised of industry stakeholders and facilitated by the Standards Coordinating Body to work on standardizing the minimum elements required for labeling. A draft standards document is the initial output from the focus group and is being circulated for comment. Comments should be submitted to: Dawn Henke of the SCB ( by May 22, 2020.

[23 APR 2020]


Dear customers, due to COVID-19 we are working under difficult circumstances. ICCBBA has plans in place and we will be making every effort to ensure that we continue to operate effectively. We ask that you please be patient during this time if things take longer than expected. Please feel free to continue to contact us with any questions or concerns.

[23 March 2020]


Redlands, CA, July 22, 2019 – ICCBBA is proud to announce Ms. Suzanne H. Butch and Dr. Jørgen Georgsen as our two recipients of the 2019 One World Award. The ICCBBA One World Award was established in 2008 as a way of recognizing professionals who have made important and significant contributions to the understanding and application of international information standards in transfusion and transplantation medicine through original research, innovative technical development, and/or influence in the development of policy and regulation.

[22 July 2019]

ICCBBA Announces New Board Members

ICCBBA is proud to announce that three new members have been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors: Dr. Zbigniew M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP, Dr. Kelly Tilleman, MD, PhD, and Professor Joy Mammen, MD.

[03 June 2019]

Version 1.2.0 of the Implementation Guide: Use of Flexible Date and Time [Data Structure 031] (IG-024) and version 1.3.0 of the Use of Dimensions [Data Structure 029] (IG-026) documents are now available

Version 1.2.0 of the Implementation Guide: Use of Flexible Date and Time [Data Structure 031] (IG-024) document is now available.

Version 1.3.0 of the Use of Dimensions [Data Structure 029] (IG-026) document is now available

[18 February 2019]

Version 1.0.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Coding and Labeling of Medical Devices Containing MPHO (ST-017) is now available

Version 1.0.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Coding and Labeling of Medical Devices Containing MPHO (ST-017) is now available. This document is intended to help facilities with labeling medical devices that contain Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO) that are regulated as medical devices. It focuses on Unique Device Identification (UDI) labeling.

[22 February 2019]

ICCBBA Board Member Receives National Recognition for Work in the Field of Corneal Transplantation

ICCBBA would like to congratulate our current Board Member Professor John Armitage for being awarded the honor of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the United Kingdom’s 2019 New Year Honour List for his services to corneal transplantation.

The New Year Honours List recognizes the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom and demonstrates the breadth of service given by people from all backgrounds. Of the 1,148 people who were named to this year’s list, only 238 individuals were selected at the OBE level. The list honors those who have overcome personal loss, helped rebuild communities, and whose expertise and dedication showcase the very best of the United Kingdom.

Professor Armitage has been an ICCBBA volunteer since 2010. In addition to his position on the Board of Directors, he also serves as the Chair of the international Eye Banking Technical Advisory Group and is a member of the Standards Committee.

Visit the link below to read more about Professor Armitage and this distinguishing achievement:


 [17 January 2019]