The Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) blood bank has earned AABB accreditation for transfusion services.
AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds AABB standards.
“This process is a voluntary assessment of the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and blood products,” said Krista Denning, MD, medical director for the CHH Laboratory and associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Pathology at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “Earning AABB accreditation demonstrates a level of excellence and professional and technical expertise that contributes to quality performance and patient safety.”
The AABB is dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. The accreditation program assesses the quality and operational systems in place within a facility.
The basis for assessment is compliance with AABB standards, Code of Federal Regulations and other federal guidance documents.