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 allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine, and urges CDC to adopt this recommendation. Collectively, our organizations represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion…

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Joint Letter to FDA on EUA Extension

November 2, 2020

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross, which collectively represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion medicine professionals, have jointly submitted a letter to FDA to request an extension on the deadline to implement the new CCP EUA requirements.

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Joint Letter to CMS on CLIA

October 27, 2020

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross, which collectively represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion medicine professionals, are submitting these comments on the interim final rule with comment period, CMS3401-IFC: Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Additional…

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Joint Comments Regarding Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

September 11, 2020

AABB, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross request that the Committee on Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus prioritize blood centers by recognizing them as health care facilities for the purpose of the vaccine allocation framework and at a minimum, classifying workers at these establishments as critical risk workers. Collectively, our…

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Comments on Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

September 4, 2020

On September 4, 2020, AABB, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross jointly submitted comments addressing the need to identify blood centers as health care facilities for the purpose of vaccine allocation.

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ABC Request for HIV Technical Correction

August 28, 2020

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) submitted joint comments to the docket on June 5, 2020 with AABB, American Red Cross (ARC), and the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) on “Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood Products”, April 2020. Again, we appreciate the FDA’s efforts to support the…

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America’s Blood Centers submitted recommendations on maintaining a robust blood supply for a report to Congress required as part of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.

June 22, 2020

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) is providing feedback to the Solicitation for Public Comments on Section 209 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act. ABC thanks HHS for soliciting public comments on this important report and for providing the additional time needed to assemble invaluable lessons learned during the beginning of this current…

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