AATB Joins Connect Coalition

The American Association of Tissue Banks is the newest of 15 organizations that are collaborating on the development of the 2019 Cord Blood Connect international congress.

“AATB is honored to partner with the Cord Blood Connect international congress,” said Frank Wilton, AATB president and chief executive officer.  “It is always a privilege to work collaboratively with other like-minded organizations to support healing and life-saving scientific and technological advancements, while ensuring the highest levels of quality and patient safety.”

The AATB is dedicated to improving and saving lives by promoting the safety, quality and availability of donated human tissue. To fulfill that mission, the AATB publishes standards, accredits tissue banks and certifies banking personnel.

AATB’s Standards for Tissue Banking are recognized in both the United States and around the world as a definitive guide for tissue banking. The Standards are the only private tissue-banking standards published in the United States, and the most comprehensive and detailed tissue-banking standards in the world. AATB states that as modern medicine finds newer and better uses for human tissue to save and improve lives, the numbers of donors, tissue allografts and tissue transplants will continue to increase, as will the association’s role in ensuring the safety of tissue transplants.