Final Babesia Guidance Published by FDA

May 9, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a final guidance en-titled, “Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis.” The guidance recommends that babesiosis is a relevant transfusion-transmitted infection (RTTI) 21 CFR 630.3(h)(2)(i) and (ii) but does not recom-mend year-round antibody testing in Babesia endemic states at this time due to the lack…

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Blood Prioritization Letter Updated by Interorganizational Task Force & HHS

May 1, 2019

The AABB Interorganizational Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has revised the blood prioritization letter last updated in 2007. The letter signed by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir, MD is a resource to be used by blood centers when working with state, territorial, tribal, and local emergency…

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ABC Supports Repeal of Medical Device Tax

April 11, 2019
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ABC Seeks Volunteers for Committees

April 10, 2019
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ABC Supports Disaster Readiness Legislation

March 22, 2019
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ABC Comments on Bacterial Risk Detection Draft Guidance

March 11, 2019
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ABC Submits Comments on Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion Draft Guidance

March 8, 2019

In April 2017, we provided comments to the FDA including additional important information intended to reinforce positions stated in our May 2016 comments. This information was intended to identify specific critical concerns important to both blood collection establishments and transfusion services and to alert FDA to adverse, unintended consequences expected to impact the blood supply…

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ABC, AABB, and the American Red Cross Joint Letter Requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Create “miscellaneous/not otherwise classified” HCPCS II Code for Blood Products as Part of the HCPCS 2020 Annual Update

January 4, 2019

ABC, AABB and the American Red Cross joint letter requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) create “miscellaneous/not otherwise classified” HCPCS II code for blood products as part the HCPCS 2020 annual update.

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AABB, America’s Blood Centers, the American Red Cross Encourage Congress to Pass PAHPAI

December 7, 2018

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross encourage you to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI, S. 2852 and H.R. 6378) before Congress adjourns for 2018. Collectively, our organizations represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion…

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December 2018 Medical Device Tax Repeal Coalition Letter

December 5, 2018

There are millions of Americans who struggle to manage complex, chronic and rare diseases. They, as well as their families and caregivers, rely on medical technology to not only save and extend lives, but also improve quality of life. On their behalf, the undersigned patient advocacy, disability, research, community, and healthcare industry organizations are writing…

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