The information contained in the Organizational Database (ODB) is provided for informational purposes only. There is no implied endorsement by NORD. NORD does not promote or endorse participation in any specific organization. The information is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure that the details for each entry are as current as possible.
American Association of Tissue Banks
1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
McLean, VA 22101
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to facilitating the provision of transplantable tissues of uniform high quality in quantities sufficient to meet national needs. Established in 1976 and consisting of 1,100 members, the Association sponsors regular meetings, seminars, and workshops to promote the exchange of information among members and to provide leadership in the growing field of transplantation. In addition, AATB supports promotional and educational programs for the purpose of stimulating tissue donation and encourages efficiency and professionalism of tissue banking nationwide. The Association maintains ongoing cooperative programs with other professional organizations to keep its members abreast of the latest medical applications of preserved allografts and to assess clinical efficacy. In addition, the Association is designed to serve as a source of information and advice to individuals and organizations wishing to establish or expand banking activities, to represent the various specialties within the tissue banking industry, and to speak for the industry as a whole. The Association publishes standards to ensure that the conduct of tissue banking meets acceptable norms of technical and ethical performance and provides technical information that describes procedures to ensure reasonable and responsible approaches to recovery, processing, storage, and distribution of transplantable tissue. AATB also carries out programs of Inspection and Accreditation of Tissue Banking Organizations and Certification of Tissue Bank Personnel to ensure that tissue-banking activities are being performed in a professional manner consistent with the standards.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) web site, its databases, and the contents thereof are copyrighted by NORD. No part of the NORD web site, databases, or the contents may be copied in any way, including but not limited to the following: electronically downloading, storing in a retrieval system, or redistributing for any commercial purposes without the express written permission of NORD. Permission is hereby granted to print one hard copy of the information on an individual disease for your personal use, provided that such content is in no way modified, and that credit for the source (NORD) and NORD’s copyright notice are included on the printed copy. Any other electronic reproduction or other printed versions are strictly prohibited.
NORD's Rare Disease Information Database is copyrighted and may not be published without the written consent of NORD.