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Introducing Kathleen Hopping: The Newest Member of ICCBBA's Board of Directors

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation's (ICCBBA) esteemed Board of Directors: Kathleen Hopping!  

ICCBBA is excited to announce and introduce our newest Board Member, Kathleen Hopping! An accomplished leader in regulatory compliance across corporate and non-profit healthcare sectors, Ms. Hopping brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization.

Over the course of her 20-year career, Ms. Hopping continuously demonstrates her commitment to excellence, quality, and regulatory compliance with regards to lifesaving products such as blood and biotherapies. Her dedication to these fields is evident through her involvement in various national and international committees, including the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Circular of Information Task Force Committee. Ms. Hopping is also a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and she hold a Regulatory Affairs Certification-US.

Ms. Hopping’s journey with ICCBBA began in 2018, initially as a Member and later taking on roles of increasing responsibility within the organization. She currently serves as the chair of the ATAG and has participated in ATAG as a Technical Expert and Chaired one of the subcommittees (Bacterial Testing Strategies for Platelets - US Guidance). Her active involvement and leadership within ICCBBA highlight her dedication to advancing ISBT 128 standards and best practices in blood banking automation.

ICCBBA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of leading experts in blood transfusion, cellular therapy, and tissue transplantation from around the world. Board positions are advertised publicly and Board members normally serve six-year terms. The current Board of Directors has members from Belgium, Egypt, India, Italy, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.


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About ICCBBA:  

ICCBBA is the international standards organization responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard.  

The acronym ISBT was originally derived from the important role played by the International Society of Blood Transfusion in the development of the Standard. Today it expands as Information Standard for Blood and Transplantation. The number 128 reflects the 128 characters of the ISO/IEC 646 7-bit character set.  

The acronym ICCBBA is derived from the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation.  

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