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TB-003 Apheresis Platelets - US Guidance v1.0.0 is now available

This Technical Bulletin provides information regarding ICCBBA’s current understanding for labeling Apheresis Platelets in the US. In addition, the document addresses items not covered in the United States Industry Consensus Standard for the Uniform Labeling of Blood and Blood Components Using ISBT 128, Version 3.0.0.

You can access the document, here.

02 March 2015


TB-002 Assigning a Patient Identification Number v1.0.0 is now available

This Technical Bulletin discusses two mechanisms for assigning patient identification numbers – a globally unique option using the GS1 Global Service Relation Number (GSRN) and a locally assigned number using the ISBT 128 data structure.

You can access the document, here.

24 February 2015


Version 6.2.0 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is now available

Version 6.2.0 of the restructured ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is now available. To download and/or learn more about the database, click here.

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

12 February 2015


The Registered Facilities Database is Now Available

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 or license.] 

Registered Facilities Database

10 February 2015


ICCBBA Job Opening: Information Standards Specialist

ICCBBA is looking for a new Information Standards Specialist to join the team.

Please click here for additional information.

03 February 2015 


ISBT 128 Technical Specification v5.2.0 Now Available

Version 5.2.0 of the ISBT 128 Technical Specification is now available on the ICCBBA Website. This has replaced version 5.1.0 (published in August 2014).

You can access the document, here.

30 January 2015 


Eye Bank Association of America Medical Advisory

The Eye Bank Association of America's Medical Advisory Board has released a Medical Advisory on November 20th, 2014 that includes changes to the EBAA standards. Changes will become effective January 1st, 2015, except where noted in the advisory.

The full medical advisory can be found, here

17 December 2014


A guidance document on the use of GS1 and ISBT 128 for the unique device identification of medical devices is now available.

GS1 and ICCBBA, working within the terms of an existing Memorandum of Understanding, have developed a document to clarify the appropriate use of the GS1 and ISBT 128 unique device identifiers, and the interfaces between the standards. The information in this document may also be applied to tissues regulated as biologics.

GS1 and ICCBBA Guidance: Identification of medical devices containing an HCT/P in the United States

18 November 2014


ICCBBA One World Award Recipient

ICCBBA is pleased to announce Dr. Edwin A. Steane as the recipient of the 2014 One World Award. Dr. Steane was a pioneer in the development of ISBT 128 and a powerful advocate for global standardization. The award recognizes his vision in identifying the need to improve standards for blood transfusion information technology and for his enthusiasm and determination to achieve a well-structured framework on which future generations of technology developers and transfusion specialists could build. The award will be presented at an evening celebration of the 20th anniversary of ICCBBA to be held on October 26th during the AABB annual meeting.

10 October 2014


United States Consensus Guidance for the Uniform Labeling of Cellular Therapy Products Using ISBT 128 v1.3.0 Now Available

Version 1.3.0 of the United States Consensus Guidance for the Uniform Labeling of Cellular Therapy Products Using ISBT 128 is now available on the ICCBBA Website. This will replace version 1.2.0 published in November 2012. You can view the document, here.

29 August 2014


Version 3.0.0 of the United States Industry Consensus Standard for the Uniform Labeling of Blood and Blood Components Using ISBT 128 is Now Available!

The United States Industry Consensus Standard for the Uniform Labeling of Blood and Blood Components Using ISBT 128 v3.0.0 is now available.

The FDA has published the document on their website.  You can also view it, here

06 June 2014


ISBT 128 Cellular Therapy Webinars Available

The following presentations were made in March 2014.

The presentations focus on ISBT 128 Cellular Therapy label design and product description code selection using the product lookup tool. We have made the webinars available as a helpful reference.

ISBT 128 Cellular Therapy Label Design:

https://nmdp.webex.com/nmdp/ldr.php?RCID=121227640c945ddb2a2a94bc1dfe03e0

Using the Product Code Look Up Tool for Cellular Therapy product descriptions:

https://nmdp.webex.com/nmdp/ldr.php?RCID=7eb200427393b0390171656d2a944273



Publication by EBTAG in the International Journal of Eye Banking

The Eye Bank Technical Advisory Group (EBTAG) is pleased to announce that the “Implementation of Standardized Terminology and ISBT 128 Product Codes for Ocular Tissue” has been published in the International Journal of Eye Banking.

The publication can be viewed here

25 March 2014 


The ISBT 128 Introductory Booklet for Human Milk is Now Available

The ISBT 128 Introductory Booklet for Human Milk can be found here

17 March 2014