United Blood Services maintains a library archive of transfusion medicine reference materials, publications, white papers and other articles of interest to our customers.


Below are the latest issues of BloodNews, our newsletter for hospital customers.

AABB Circular of Information

View the AABB Circular of Information.

AABB Reimbursement Guide

Download the AABB Reimbursement Guide in PDF format.

AABB Publications

The following resources are available from your blood center:

The Circular of Information For the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components Prepared jointly by the AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross is recognized as acceptable by the Food and Drug Administration. The circular is also available on line.

Resources available from the publisher:

  • AABB Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, 26th Edition, 2011.
  • AABB Technical Manual, 17th Edition, 2011.


Download PDFs of the most recent newsletters from America's Blood Centers:

  • ABC News 8/10/18: 56th ABC Summer Meeting and Medical Directors Workshop
  • ABC News 7/20/18: Platelet-associated Bacterial Risks Return to the Blood Products Advisory Committee (BPAC)
  • ABC News 7/13/18: FDA Revises Zika Testing Guidance
  • No ABC News published for July 6 due to the Independence Day holiday.
  • ABC News 6/29/18: ABC Summer Meeting Explores Expanding Cellular Therapies, Iron Depletion in Adults and Young Donors, Keys to Advocating Successfully in Washington
  • ABC News 6/22/18: CBER Publishes Revised Guidance Calendar for 2018
  • ABC News 6/15/18: ABC, AABB, and ARC Submit Joint Comments to FDA Zika Docket
  • ABC News 6/8/18: ABC Enlists Congressional Support for World Blood Donor Day
  • ABC News 6/1/18: Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • ABC News 5/25/18: FDA Classifies BECS as Class II Medical Device in Guidance
  • ABC News 5/18/18: 1st Antidote for Factor Xa Inhibitor-associated Hemorrhage Receives Accelerated Approval by FDA
  • No ABC Newsletter published for May 11th due to ADRP Conference.
  • ABC News 5/4/18: FDA Updates to Zika Guidance
  • ABC News 4/27/18: CMS Releases 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule
  • ABC News 4/20/18: FDA Publishes New Medical Device Safety Action Plan
  • No ABC Newsletter published for Apr. 13th.
  • ABC News 4/6/18: Advances in Gene Therapy, Sustainability of the U.S. Blood Supply, and Hot Topics in Blood Donation Highlight SMT Forum
  • ABC News 3/30/18: 56th ABC Annual Meeting Examines Innovation and Expansion of Value-added Services in Changing Landscape of Transfusion Medicine
  • ABC News 3/16/18: ABC Comments to CMS Regarding Potential Revisions to CLIA Regulations
  • ABC News 3/9/18: FDA Approves Donor Screening Assays for B. microti Nucleic Acid Test and Antibodies
  • ABC News 3/2/18: Trends in blood use in the US—analysis from the National Inpatient Sample
  • ABC News 2/23/18: ABC Comments to FDA on 'Burdensome' Regulations
  • ABC News 2/16/18: OBRR Director Stepping Down
  • ABC News 2/9/18: ABC Announces the 21st Annual Awards of Excellence Winners
  • ABC News 2/2/18: Kate Fry Named Executive Director
  • ABC News 1/26/18: ABC Annual Meeting to Explore the Shifting Healthcare Landscape, Impact of Gene Editing, Disaster Response
  • ABC News 1/19/18: FDA DoD Introduce Workplan for Prioritized Review of Medical Products
  • ABC News 1/12/18: Israeli Pilot Program Allows MSM to Donate Without Abstinence
  • ABC News 12/22/17: ABC Advocacy: A Year of Refocus, Renewal and Reward
  • ABC News 12/15/17: Gene Therapy Breakthrough in Treatment of Hemophilia A
  • ABC News 12/8/17: Early Phase Trials of Three Zika Vaccines Reported
  • ABC News 12/1/17: FDA BPAC Recommendations to Improve Bacterial Detection in Platelets
  • No ABC Newsletter published on Nov. 24.
  • ABC News 11/17/17: International Multicenter, Randomized Trial Suggests Restrictive Transfusion Is Non-inferior to Liberal Transfusion in Patients Undergoing Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • ABC News 11/13/17: Is it Safe to Transfuse RBCs That Are More Than 35 Days Old?
  • ABC News 11/3/17: Observational Studies of Prehospital Transfusion: Military and Civilian
  • ABC News 10/27/17: Lessons Learned from Mass Casualty Events
  • ABC News 10/20/17: Our View of the 'Crisis in the Sustainability of the U.S. Blood System'
  • No ABC Newsletter published on Oct. 13.
  • ABC News 10/6/17: Notifying, Apologizing, & Proactively Compensating Patients after Adverse Events Does Not Increase Liability Costs
  • ABC News 9/29/17: Study Indicates No Advantage to Transfusion of Younger Red Blood Cells
  • ABC News 9/22/17: U.K. Pragmatic Randomized Trial of Interdonation Intervals Published Online
  • ABC News 9/15/17: Hurricane Irma Leaves Florida Without Power, But Not Without Blood
  • ABC News 9/8/17: Hurricane Harvey Emergency Relief Fund Established to Support Affected Colleagues
  • ABC News 9/1/17: ABC Member Centers Keep Blood Supply Flowing in Hurricane Harvey-Affected Areas
  • ABC News 8/25/17: Social Media, More Than a Marketing Tool for Blood Centers
  • ABC News 8/18/17: Preventing Vasovagal Reactions with Donor Specific Data
  • ABC News 8/11/2017: ABC Summer Meeting Moves Members Into the Future
  • ABC News 7/28/2017: American Red Cross Testing Labs Joins Creative Testing Solutions
  • ABC News 7/21/17: CMS Proposes 2018 Outpatient Payment Rates for Blood Products
  • ABC News 7/14/2017: New York Blood Center and Rhode Island Blood Center Join Forces
  • ABC News 6/30/2017: Risk-Based Decision Making Framework Applicable to the Blood Industry


Blood Systems and its divisions and affiliates provide comprehensive transfusion medicine services. These include: BioCARE • Blood Services (Blood Centers of the Pacific, BloodSource, Bonfils Blood Center, Community Blood Services, Inland Northwest Blood Center, The Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Lifeblood, LifeShare, LifeStream, United Blood Services) • Blood Systems Laboratories • Blood Systems Research Institute • Creative Testing Solutions