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Accredited Institutional (AI)

In this category, institutions have flexibility when it comes to the total number of professional members (four) with a larger discount (30%) and AI members are eligible to participate in the National Blood Exchange. This category provides access to online educational and networking resources, including member-only content and the AABB HUB, subscriptions to electronic and print publications. Accreditation contacts have access to the Accreditation Tools that include the Accreditation Information Manual.


As a member in this category you get to choose one person from your institution to be the AABB institutional contact member. The member benefits listed below are for that one designee only unless otherwise indicated.

  • One free professional membership (Institutional Contact Member**).
  • Voting rights for your institution (Voting Delegate)
  • Four professional members at a 30% discount – new members only***.
  • Access to the AABB HUB.
  • Standards for activities in which you seek accreditation and online access to the Accreditation Information Manual (AIM) (Accreditation Contact).
  • The institutional contact member is eligible to serve on an AABB committee
  • Member pricing to all AABB educational offerings and publications for the institutional contact member.
  • One subscription (print and digital) to TRANSFUSION Journal.
  • Eligible to participate in National Blood Exchange.
  • Communications:
    • AABB News (print and digital)
    • AABB Weekly Report
    • AABB SmartBrief
    • AABB News Flashes
    • Access to member only content on AABB’s website
    • Click here to see all the member benefits.

*Does not include volume or accreditation fees.

** Institutional contact member means that the member benefits are offered to this main contact only unless otherwise specified by AABB.

*** Must join AABB under the Healthcare Professional or Physician/PhD member category; all other membership types do not qualify for this discount. You will receive this discount for one year of membership.

Institutional contact member is not eligible to be an AABB assessor unless they are an AABB individual member.

Institutional contact member is not eligible to be elected to the AABB Board of Directors.


Accredited Institutional (AI) - $1,375* (see Benefits tab)

Membership dues for institutional members are $1,375 plus applicable accreditation fees per membership year (January 1 to December 31). Membership dues must be paid to remain an AABB-accredited member.

To view our complete 2020 fee schedule, click here (PDF).

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Does not include application, volume, and accreditation fees.

Accredited Institutional Member Types

Transfusion Service - A facility that performs one or more of the following activities: compatibility testing, storage, selection and issuing of blood and components to intended recipients.

Blood Bank – A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of, the collection, processing, storage and distribution of human blood, components and tissue intended for transfusion and transplantation.

Donor Center – A facility that performs, or is responsible for the performance of, the collection, processing, testing or distribution of blood and components.

HPC Service – A facility involved in qualifying donors, performing one or more of the manufacturing steps for HPC products (including collection, processing and storage), or distributing these products.

Cord Blood Service – A facility involved in any of the following activities: collection, processing and storage of cord blood products. May consist of more than one collection site.

Somatic Cell – A facility that performs one or more of the manufacturing steps for somatic cell products, including collection, processing, and storage, and/or distributes these products.

Relationship Testing Laboratory - A facility that performs relationship testing and provides parentage test reports.

Immunohematology Reference Laboratory – A facility equipped for performing investigational procedures pertaining to immunohematologic studies.

Perioperative Service – A location or operational area within a facility where any of the following activities are performed by the facility's staff or contract personnel: intraoperative and postoperative autologous blood recovery; perioperative autologous component production; and intraoperative acute normovolemic hemodilution, including - product collection, storage and administration.

Molecular Testing – A laboratory or facility  that uses molecular testing methods to identify Red Cell, Platelet or Neutrophil Antigens. 

Out of Hospital Transfusion Administration Services -  Facilities that perform transfusion activities in vascular access or infusion service providers in settings other than the hospital, such as long-term care facilities, hospices, home care settings and other non-acute care settings to receive AABB accreditation. Accreditation will not be offered for activities that take place in pre-hospital settings, such as those taking place in an ambulance or helicopter.


To get started, contact the Accreditation Department at +1.301.215.6492 or

Accredited Institutional (AI) Member Application (PDF)


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