The Reading Hospital has achieved accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for a period of two years for the performance of autologous transfusion and other transfusion activities. This accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment of the Hospital's blood bank in June. By granting accreditation, it has been determined that the Hospital meets, or exceeds the level of technical and administrative performance standards set by the AABB.
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 assesses the quality and operational systems in place within a facility. The basis of assessment is compliance with AABB standards, Code of Federal Regulations, and other federal guidance documents.
The Reading Hospital has been accredited since 1953.
AABB is an international non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies.