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Version 7.30.0 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is Now Available

Version 7.30.0 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.

[07 Nov 2019]


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 Nov 2019]


Vacancies on the ICCBBA Board of Directors

Applications are being accepted for a position 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 organ or tissue transplantation and applications from experts working outside the USA and Europe are encouraged. Applicants should be individuals of international standing in their field and have previous Board experience with a relevant scientific or professional society.  In order to maintain neutrality in respect to commercial vendors ICCBBA does not accept nominations from individuals working in the commercial sector.

Closing date: 30 November 2019.

Click here for more information

[16 October 2019]


ICCBBA ONE WORLD AWARD RECIPIENT - 2019

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]


ISBT 128 Product Lookup Web Application Announcement

The previous ISBT 128 Product Request Forms have been removed from the ICCBBA website.

Please use the new ISBT 128 Product Lookup Web Application to submit Product Description Code requests. CLICK HERE for more information and instructions on how to use the web application to search for ISBT 128 Product Descriptions and submit ISBT 128 Product Requests.

You must be logged in to view the ISBT 128 Product Lookup Web Application

  • If your facility's licensing fees are up to date, and you wish to request a password to access the password protected sections of the website, please complete the Password Request Form.


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]


Version 5.10.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification (ST-001) is now available

Version 5.10.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification (ST-001) is now available.

[02 January 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:

https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/media/professor-armitage-receives-obe/

 

 [17 January 2019]


Version 3.17 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).

[04 January 2019]

 


Version 1.2.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Cellular Therapy Products document (ST-004) is now available

Version 1.2.0 of the ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Cellular Therapy Products document (ST-004) is now available.

[06 November 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 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]


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]


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]