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Traceability from Point of Origin to Point of Use: Insights from the 2023 AATB Annual Meeting

Join us for an exciting panel discussion on "Traceability from Point of Origin to Point of Use." Gain unique insights into traceability from both a standards perspective and end-users' experiences. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect and share ideas with fellow tissue industry professionals.

Here is a sneak peek of our session line-up:

Key Elements of Traceability to Support Biovigilance

Critical elements of traceability needed to support biovigilance will be explored. In addition, this presentation will provide an explanation of ISBT 128 and ICCBBA, as well as an overview of the electronic transfer of information about medical products of human origin and how ISBT 128 labeled products are shipped through a GS1 supply chain.

Speaker: Karen Moniz, MHA, MT(ASCP)SBB, Technical Director, ICCBBA

Capturing the Point of Origin

The critical process of capturing the point of origin at a Community Tissue Facility will be addressed, providing insight into the implementation of ISBT 128 and the Single European Code and the challenges that come with it. Electronic transfer of information will also be discussed.

Speaker: Eric Nagel, M.IS, Vice President of Information Technology, CBC/CTS

Tissue Traceability at a Hospital

Insights will be shared on tissue traceability at a hospital. Topics covered will include the benefits of implementing a standardized system for tissue traceability, tissue traceability challenges, capturing the final disposition of a tissue product, and inclusion of final disposition information in medical records.

Speaker: Rafael Doria, MLS (ASCP)SBB, Blood & Tissue Bank Supervisor, Baltimore, VA Medical Center


Mónica Freire, Standards Documentation Manager, ICCBBA

You may also be interested in: The 2022 ICCBBA Enterprise Grant

The Details

To learn more about the 2023 AATB Annual Meeting, click here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


About ICCBBA, ISBT 128

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 Transplant. 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.



Mónica Freire, B.S., has over 15 years of experience in the blood banking field and currently serves as the Standards Documentation Manager at ICCBBA. In this role, she oversees the organization's documentation system and contributes to its continuous improvement. Since joining ICCBBA in 2016, Monica has provided support to various technical advisory groups, leveraging her expertise to facilitate collaborative decision-making and the adoption of the ISBT 128 Standard.



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