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New ISBT 128 Terminology Released

Monday, September 23, 2013  
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Stay Up to Date with ISBT 128!  

New Cellular Therapy Terminology  

New terminology for cellular therapy has been approved and incorporated into the following ISBT 128 documents:

  • ISBT 128 Terminology for Blood, Cellular Therapy, and Tissue Product Descriptions
  • ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Cellular Therapy Products
  • Implementation Guide: Revised Cellular Therapy Terminology (new)
  • Implementation Guide: Use of Product Code [Data Structure 003] - Cellular Therapy

To learn more about the changes, and view the documents, please click here.  

Product Description Code Database v4.26.0  

Version 4.26.0 of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database is now available to licensed facilities. This version includes the new cellular therapy product codes. All database updates are listed in the version control sheet.The new database can be downloaded as a Microsoft Access database or as Text file tables.  

New product codes for cellular therapy, blood, ocular tissue, reproductive tissue, milk banking, organs, and tissues can be requested via their respective request forms found on the ICCBBA website. You must be logged in to view the request forms.

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Standard Terminology v4.26  

The Standard Terminology document is given a new version each time there is a change to the Class or Attribute tables of the ISBT 128 Product Description Code Database. This important document is often overlooked and contains the formal definitions of all classes, modifiers, and attributes used in the database.The default values for each attribute group are also specified in here. This information is extremely helpful when requesting or searching for a specific product in the database.   

Section 3 includes the new cellular therapy terminology and section 10 has been updated to include the retired cellular therapy codes.  

View it here!

Public Comment Period  

United States Consensus Standard for the Uniform labeling of Cellular Therapy Products using ISBT 128 v1.3.0

  • The draft document is now available for public comment.

Cellular Therapy Patient Advisory  

ICCBBA along with several Professional Cellular Therapy Societies have endorsed a patient advisory joint statement regarding Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Tourism.   

View it here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the ICCBBA office.