Letter to FDA: Temporary Blood Guidances in Place During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 27, 2021

In April of 2020 FDA issued three guidance documents which modified recommendations for blood collections relating to HIV, Malaria and Alternative Procedures for the duration of the COVID-19 public health…

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Letter to FDA: Withdrawal of Zika Testing

May 26, 2021

On behalf of America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and our member blood centers, we applaud your efforts to maintain a safe and robust blood supply by ensuring that testing requirements and…

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Letter to HHS: Automate the collection of data for the NBCUS

May 24, 2021

Re: Document 0990-0313 Agency Information Collection Request: National Blood Collection& Utilization Survey (NBCUS) The biennial NBCUS is the only source of comprehensive data on blood collection and usage available for…

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Welcome Letter to Assistant Secretary for Health Levine

May 14, 2021

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) welcomes you to the role of Assistant Secretary for Health. In your new role as HHS Blood Safety Director, ABC looks forward to working with you…

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Welcome Letter to Surgeon General Murthy

May 14, 2021

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) welcomes you back to the role of Surgeon General. ABC appreciates the strong support you have historically shown for the blood supply and looks forward to…

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Welcome Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra

May 14, 2021

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) welcomes you to the role of Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ABC looks forward to working with you to ensure broad…

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Joint Comments Submitted – Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model (CMS-5528-IFC)

January 26, 2021

AABB, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross submitted comments in response to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model interim final rule with…

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Joint Letter to FDA Regarding COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Implementation

January 8, 2021

A joint letter from America’s Blood Centers, AABB, and the American Red Cross requesting an extension of the enforcement discretion period to ensure CCP remains readily available to patients in…

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Joint Letter to the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

December 7, 2020

ABC, along with AABB and American Red Cross, recently sent a joint letter to the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, to encourage continued support on the awareness of the need…

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Joint Letter on ACIP Recommendation and CDC Vaccine Allocation

December 3, 2020

AABB, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross applauds the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on its recommendation to prioritize “healthcare personnel,” including blood centers’ personnel, for the…

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