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ICCBBA is hosting an ISBT 128 coding and labeling workshop shortly after the close of the 2018 EATB congress in Lille October 19th.*

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The workshop will aim to provide answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to the use of ISBT 128 for various types of tissue products.

*The workshop will take place from 13:30 to 16:30 (local time) and will be held at the same EATB 2018 venue (Lille Grand Palais Congress Center) in the Rubens Room. 

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ISBT 128 – The Global Information Standard for Medical Products of Human Origin

ISBT 128 is the global standard for the terminology, identification, coding and labeling of medical products of human origin (including blood, cell, tissue, milk, and organ products). It is used in more than 87 countries across six continents and disparate health care systems. It is widely endorsed by the professional community.

The standard has been designed to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, safety, and efficiency for the benefit of donors and patients worldwide. ISBT 128 provides international consistency to support the transfer, traceability and transfusion/transplantation of blood, cells, tissues and organs.

ICCBBA – An NGO in Official Relations with the World Health Organization

ICCBBA, the international standards organization responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard, is a not-for-profit nongovernmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information, please view ICCBBA's press release.  

The acronym ISBT was originally derived from the important role played by the International Society of Blood Transfusion in the development of the standard. Today it expands as Information Standard for Blood and Transplant. The number 128 reflects the 128 characters of the ISO/IEC 646 7-bit character set.
The acronym ICCBBA is derived from the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation.

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