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.
Key dates for incorporation of ISBT 128 include:
June 30th, 2015 – EBAA member eye banks must register with ICCBBA for a Facility Identification Number by this date. In addition, eye banks shall utilize ICCBBA Eye Bank Technical Advisory Group nomenclature to describe ocular tissue classes and attributes by this date.
January 1st, 2016 – All ocular tissue distributed for surgical use shall utilize ISBT 128 identifiers. This includes the Donation Identification Number and Product Code.
January 1st, 2017 – All ocular tissue distributed internationally shall be labeled using ISBT 128 data structures within two-dimensional (2-D) symbols (Data Matrix).
View the full medical advisory, here.