What began in 1948 as a group of physicians and health care professionals with a common interest in improving safety standards around the collection and transfusion of blood products has evolved into the AABB of today – both in focus and in footprint – with individual and institutional members in more than 80 countries.

Since its inception, AABB standards and accreditation have been a hallmark of excellence in health care. Although AABB remains deeply rooted and focused on transfusion medicine, AABB’s expertise now extends to related areas, including biotherapies.

Throughout its history, AABB has matured and evolved in its efforts to support the field and promote advancements in donor and patient care. Throughout the decades, key qualities have always remained central to AABB’s mission: a profound dedication to members, advancing the field through advocacy, supporting the dissemination of leading-edge research, and providing high-quality educational resources.

Today, AABB membership includes professionals in transfusion medicine and biotherapies in more than 80 countries. The Association continues to foster advancements in the field through the delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety.

Strategic Drivers

AABB History

Since its inception in 1947, AABB has been instrumental in advancing donor and patient safety in blood and biotherapies. Learn more.

Governance & Policies

AABB is structured to welcome members from across the blood and biotherapies community whose work encompasses all aspect of the field - from vein to vein.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Action Plan

AABB’s vision, mission, purpose and core values are dependent on the diversity of our global community, which values equity, inclusion and access for all. Our DEIA Action Plan provides an initial road map to embrace these values within our workforce and community, with scalable actions toward specific goals and anticipated outcomes.

Leadership & Staff

Learn more about the members and staff who steer the direction of our Association.

Disaster Response

AABB's Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism works to ensure blood is always available for patients who need it – even in times of disaster.


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