Medic Regional Blood Center earns AABB accreditation

Medic Regional Blood Center has been granted accreditation by AABB, according to CEO, Jim Decker.

Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, Medic joins approximately 1,800 similar facilities across the United States and abroad that have earned AABB accreditation.

The AABB is an international non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. AABB sets standards, accredits facilities, publishes books and publications and produces educational programs to improve patient and donor safety.

“The AABB’s Accreditation procedures are voluntary,” Decker said. “Medic has sought AABB Accreditation because this program assists facilities around the world in achieving excellence by promoting a level of professional and medical expertise that contributes to quality performance.”

Medic Regional Blood Center, a non-profit organization, is the sole provider of blood and blood products for 21 counties and 29 area hospitals. In order to adequately supply local hospitals, Medic must collect 350 pints of blood each day of the work week from volunteer donors.

Medic began in 1958 under the leadership of Knoxville’s Academy of Medicine and area hospitals who wanted a centralized location for collection and testing of blood and blood products. For blood locations, please call 865-524-3074.

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