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Unlocking Insights: Ask ICCBBA 2024 Live Event

Updated: 4 days ago

Engage with Experts in the ISBT 128 Standard

In the dynamic landscape of medical standards, staying abreast of the latest developments is crucial. ICCBBA, the international non-profit dedicated to maintaining and evolving the ISBT 128 Standard, is thrilled to announce the upcoming inaugural "Ask ICCBBA" live event. This inaugural live event will offer participants an opportunity to engage directly with ICCBBA's esteemed Technical Team, gaining invaluable insights, clarifications, and updates on the ISBT 128 Standard.

Engaging with Experts

Scheduled for May 23, 2024, the event will feature a panel of distinguished speakers:

Karen Moniz, MHA, MT(ASCP)SBB: Karen, the Technical Director, leads ICCBBA's efforts in adoption of the ISBT 128 Standard to meet the ever-evolving traceability, labeling, and coding needs for medical products of human origin. With over 40 years of blood banking experience, Karen joined the ICCBBA staff in 2020.

Robin Wilkinson, B.A.: Robin, the Deputy Technical Director, has over 17 years of experience in the blood banking field, where she focused on the development of laboratory and blood bank software solutions that utilize ISBT 128 Standards. Robin joined the team this year and is passionate about advancing ICCBBA’s mission to enhance patient safety on a global scale through MPHO traceability and biovigilance.

Erwin Cabana, B.A.: Erwin started at ICCBBA in 2006 as an Information Standards Specialist and currently serves as ICCBBA’s Technical Manager. Erwin brings profound understanding and expertise in information standards.

Mónica Freire, B.S.: With over 15 years in the blood banking field, Mónica, the Standards Documentation Manager, drives continuous improvement in ICCBBA's documentation system. She has provided support to various technical advisory groups, leveraging her expertise to facilitate collaborative decision-making and the adoption of the ISBT 128 Standard.

Ryan Ruiz, B.S.: With a passion for enhancing patient safety globally, Ryan guides users through the implementation process of the ISBT 128 Standard. He has been an Information Standard Specialist (ISS) with ICCBBA since 2019. Ryan is an expert in the ISBT 128 Standard, providing guidance to current and future users, and manages all ISBT 128 Product Description Code (PDC) requests.

Alex Garlets, B.S.: An Information Standards Specialist since 2021, Alex helps current and future ISBT 128 users through ICCBBA’s Help Desk. Alex has experience as a teacher and uses that expertise to pass his knowledge of the ISBT 128 Standard on to ISBT 128 users thus ensuring that the interpretation of the Standard is globally consistent.

Navigating Discussions

Moderated by Betty Perez, whose multifaceted role within ICCBBA's Technical Department spans over four years. Betty is the Executive Assistant to the Technical Director, operates as a project manager, and works closely with the TAG Staff liaisons to facilitate TAG conference calls/meetings. Her moderation promises a seamless discussion, offering participants an interactive platform to pose questions and gain insights about the ISBT 128 Standard.

Empowering Collaboration:

Registrants are encouraged to submit questions in advance. If you have a question, chances are someone else does too. Live questions will be addressed during the event as time permits.

Join the Conversation: Secure your spot for this enriching event by registering at, Don't miss this opportunity to engage directly with industry experts and unlock insights that drive excellence in medical products of human origin (MPHO) traceability, biovigilance, and safety.

Ask ICCBBA Live Event Details:

Live Event Date: May 23, 2024

Live Event Title: Ask ICCBBA 2024

Live Event Time:

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

UTC: Coordinated Universal Time 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Live Event Duration: 60 minutes

Ask ICCBBA Home Page: Ask ICCBBA: Live!

Submit Questions: Ask ICCBBA Questions Form

The upcoming "Ask ICCBBA" live event exemplifies ICCBBA's unwavering commitment to fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and advancing patient safety on a global scale. As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, initiatives like these serve as beacons of empowerment, equipping stakeholders with the insights and resources necessary to navigate the intricacies of the ISBT 128 Standard effectively. Tune into this exciting event on May 23, 2024, as ICCBBA continues to lead the charge towards excellence in medical product of human origin identification, advancing traceability, biovigilance, and patient safety.


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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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Media Contact: Christina Salinas 



Global Development Manager, ICCBBA



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