Blount Memorial lab earns AABB accreditation

Blount Memorial Hospital’s laboratory has been granted accreditation for transfusion activities by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

The accreditation 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 the standards set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, Blount Memorial joins similar facilities located throughout the United States and around the world that also have earned AABB accreditation.

The AABB’s accreditation procedures are voluntary and the program assists facilities around the world in achieving excellence by promoting a level of professional and technical expertise that contributes to quality performance and patient safety. AABB’s accreditation program contributes to the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and cellular therapy products. The accreditation program assessed the quality and operational systems in place within Blount Memorial’s laboratory.

Blount Memorial’s division of pathology and laboratory medicine provides the community with the highest level of laboratory services possible, as determined by the hospital’s governing board, the medical staff, the community, state and federal regulations, voluntary certifying agencies, and the standards of medical and scientific knowledge.

Blount Memorial’s in-house laboratory provides service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Laboratory services include chemistry, endocrinology, hematology, immunology, microbiology, serology, transfusion medicine, urinalysis and clinical microscopy and anatomic pathology.

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