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  America's Blood Centers :: ABC Statements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
AABB, ABC, and ARC commend FDA for holding a workshop to review the issues associated with the deferral of prospective blood donors on the basis of an elicited history of behavioral risk.
AABB, ABC and ARC believe that the current lifetime deferral for men who have had sex with other men is medically and scientifically unwarranted and recommend that deferral criteria be modified and made comparable with criteria for other groups at increased risk for sexual transmission of transfusion-transmitted infections.
AABB, ABC and ARC acknowledge the concern that relaxation of deferral criteria may increase the number of presenting donors who are marker positive.
www.americasblood.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=Display.showpage&pageID=315   (934 words)

  
 healthfinder® — American Association of Blood Banks - AABB
The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) was established in 1947 as a national association of hospital and community blood banks, transfusion services, and other immunohematologic services; to improve blood collection and distribution; and to foster high standards of administrative and technical performance in the general field of immunohematology.
AABB publishes a wide selection of brochures, pamphlets, and information pieces on blood banking, scientific and technical books, reference books, a membership directory, and standards and guidelines.
Serial publications: Transfusion (journal), six times per year--scientific, technical, and administrative papers relating to the field of blood banking; News Briefs (tabloid), monthly--reports on happenings in blood banking; AABB Weekly Report (newsletter), weekly--reports on blood banking and related topics.
www.healthfinder.gov /orgs/HR0147.htm   (124 words)

  
 AABB - DmWiki
The AABB is a rectangular box (2D, 3D,...) that tightly fits the object to be bounded, and has as a requirement that the edges of the box must be parallel to the axes of space.
AABB make_AABB(const Point* begin, const Point* end) { AABB result; result.min.x = result.min.y = +1; result.max.x = result.max.y = -1; for (const Point* p = begin; p != end; ++p) { aabb.min.x = std::min(aabb.min.x, p->x); aabb.min.y = std::min(aabb.max.y, p->y); aabb.max.x = std::max(aabb.min.x, p->x); aabb.max.y = std::max(aabb.max.y, p->y); } } //...
To know whether two AABB's collide (or intersect), one might think it is sufficient to test if one of the corners of one box is contained by the others.
www.devmaster.net /wiki/AABB   (550 words)

  
 CBBS/AABB: Hurricane Wilma Update
Bethesda, Md. – The AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism has determined that blood supplies and current inventory levels are meeting hospital needs in the wake of Hurricane Wilma, which continues to affect Florida.
AABB serves as the designated coordinating entity for the Interorganizational task force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism.
AABB membership consists of approximately 1,800 institutions and 8,000 individuals, including physicians, scientists, administrators, medical technologists, nurses, researchers, blood donor recruiters and public relations personnel.
www.cbbsweb.org /aabb/fbn_wilma.html   (456 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
AABB quality initiatives in the cellular therapy arena are being developed in concert with other organizations, such as the NMDP, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT), Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
AABB believes that all Americans should have access to potentially life-saving blood-related therapies, including cord blood and peripheral blood stem cells used in the treatment of several types of diseases.
AABB believes it is imperative that the program promote a standard of quality for all units so that wherever patients receive a cord blood they are assured that the unit meets the highest standard of care.
www.iom.edu /includes/DBFile.asp?id=20613   (1272 words)

  
 Lifebank Receives AABB Accreditation for a Second Consecutive Term
Each bi-annual accreditation from the AABB follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within Lifebank's facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB.
The AABB establish and promote the highest standard of care for patients and donors in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, haematopoietic, cord blood and cellular therapies, and tissue transplantation.
AABB Accreditation is the designation of choice for blood banking, transfusion medicine, blood management and cellular therapies because it demonstrates an organization's commitment to advanced learning, continuous improvement and innovation by striving to sustain the highest possible level of patient and donor care.
www.ccnmatthews.com /news/releases.Controller?action=check4Cookies&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=572741   (404 words)

  
 AABB accreditation
Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB.
Established in 1947, AABB is an international association of blood banks, including hospital and community blood centers, transfusion and cellular therapy services and individuals involved in activities related to transfusion and transplantation medicine.
AABB member facilities are responsible for collecting virtually all of the nation's blood supply and transfusing more than 80 percent.
www.wheelinghospital.com /Information/NewsArchive/aabb.htm   (441 words)

  
 Lifebank Corp. Frequently Asked Questions on Cord Blood Banking
AABB is an international association of blood banks, including hospital and community blood centers, transfusion and transplantation services, and individuals involved in activities related to transfusion and transplantation medicine.
AABB assessments are based on the Standards that are developed by experts in the field.
AABB Accreditation is a voluntary assessment program rather than a mandated inspection.
www.lifebank.com /parents/faq.asp   (499 words)

  
 AABB :: AABB Addresses Release of IOM Cord Blood Report
AABB believes that every standard-setting and accreditation organization currently involved in the cord blood field brings a unique and important perspective.
"AABB believes strongly in the development of a national cord blood framework that serves patient needs while recognizing the importance of clinical decision-making in the collection, preparation, storage, distribution, and transplantation of cord blood units," said Karen Shoos Lipton, chief executive officer of AABB.
AABB is the only cord blood stem cell accrediting organization that has experience in the accreditation of facilities operating in a rigorous regulatory environment.
sev.prnewswire.com /health-care-hospitals/20050420/CLTU10519042005-1.html   (391 words)

  
 Stem Cells - News - AABB-Accredited Cord Blood Banks Prepare for Implementation of New Standards and Regulations
AABB has been setting standards and accrediting facilities involved in the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood components for more than 50 years.
For over a decade, AABB has drawn from this vast experience in blood banking and transfusion medicine areas to establish quality standards in emerging cellular therapy arenas.
The 17 domestic cord blood banks currently accredited by AABB for collection, processing and distribution were notified in a letter sent by AABB on Feb. 28, 2005.
www.stemcellnews.com /articles/stem-cells-aabb-accredited-cord-blood-banks.htm   (471 words)

  
 AABB - Confidentiality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Members of AABB cooperate on business transactions with a mutual respect for confidentiality and a fiduciary duty to their clients.
The duty of confidentiality is common to all these situations and respected by all AABB members.
Members of AABB engage in transactions which require the utmost level of confidentiality similar to the relationship of Attorneys and C.P.A.'s with their clients.
www.aabb.net /confidentiality.htm   (159 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
AABB contact information is listed under “Contact Us” located on the upper-left of the screen.
AABB Forums, AABB’s online discussion forums, are located under “Members Area > AABB Forums”.
Information on donating blood along with locations of AABB accredited blood facilities is located under the “Donate Blood” section.
portal.aabb.org /Content/SiteHelp   (1246 words)

  
 Efficient View Frustum Culling
In this case the bounding sphere is determined by the center of the AABB and a half of the diagonal connecting the minimal and the maximal vertex of the AABB.
Because of the geometry of the AABB it is possible to reduce the determining of the n and p-vertices using look-up Table 1.
If the radius of the sphere bounding the AABB is smaller than the smallest distance of the VF plane from the center of the symmetric pyramid then the test with only three planes of the octant, where the AABB center lies, is needed.
www.cescg.org /CESCG-2002/DSykoraJJelinek   (3615 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
AABB is planning yet another educational event sure to fill you with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for your career and the profession of blood banking and transfusion medicine.
AABB continues its focus on delivering high-level educational experiences with timely topics on serology, potential TTDs, quality issues, education and of course, the ever-popular “Ask the Experts” and “Ask the FDA” sessions.
As in years past, the AABB Annual Meeting and TXPO 2006 is jammed with excellent education sessions, unique networking venues and an exhibit hall crowded with the latest products and services.
www.aabb.org /Content/Meetings_and_Events/Annual_Meeting_and_TXPO   (262 words)

  
 flipcode - Dirtypunk's Column   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
As testing an AABB for collision or frustum intersection is usually fairly quick, we can avoid testing large sections of the tree for a relatively small cost.
Two examples I mentioned earlier that an AABB tree could be used to speed up were frustum culling and collision detection.
AABB trees are very simple, but can go a long way to speeding up your geometric queries.
www.flipcode.com /articles/dpcolumn_issue05.shtml   (1300 words)

  
 Related Industry Website: What is AABB?
Established in 1947, AABB (formerly known as American Association of Blood Banks) is an international, not-for-profi t association dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies.
The mission of the AABB is to advance the practice and standards of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies.
The association is dedicated to encouraging the voluntary donation of blood and other tissues and organs through education, public information, and research.
www.bd.com /vacutainer/labnotes/Volume16Number1/aabb.asp   (239 words)

  
 Frustum culling without plane-AABB checks? - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums
The AABBs are: an outer AABB that bounds the frustum, 6 AABBs that bound the individual frustum faces (one for each face), and an inner AABB, which is the volume left between the 6 faces' AABBs.
Using the direction from the center of the inner AABB to the cell center, select three of the faces' AABBs that may be between the two centers.
Note that to acheive this, each individual AABB does not need to cover the entire face to which it belongs, but together they should cover all the faces entirely.
www.gamedev.net /community/forums/viewreply.asp?ID=1695138   (2081 words)

  
 DeGowin Blood Center Earns AABB Accreditation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Accreditation from AABB demonstrates an organization's commitment to advanced learning, continuous improvement and innovation by striving to sustain the highest possible level of patient and donor care.
AABB is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies.
AABB sets standards, accredits facilities, publishes books and publications, and produces educational programs to improve patients and donor safety.
itsnt166.iowa.uiowa.edu /uns-archives/2006/january/012406degowin_accreditation.html   (522 words)

  
 Cord Blood Registry - What it Means to be AABB Accredited
Accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained representatives and establishes that the level of medical, technical, and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB.
The AABB demands the highest quality standards from accredited facilities and inspects several areas of quality control during onsite audits that occur every two years.
In addition, the AABB validates the accuracy of the laboratory results and claims regarding its samples.
www.cordblood.com /aboutus_cord_blood_registry/cord_blood_laboratory/aabb_accredited.asp   (270 words)

  
 Neverwinter Nights: aabb entries
I'm trying to figure out the aabb entries in an ascii MDL file, they're for walkmesh's and colision checks but the format doesn't make a lot of sense to me yet it seems to be in the format
aabb == Axis Aligned Bounding Box == "A form of a bounding box where the box is aligned to the axis therefore only two points in space are needed to define it.
AABB's are much faster to use, and take up less memory, but are very limited in the sense that they can only be aligned to the axis."
nwn.bioware.com /forums/viewtopic.html?forum=64&topic=405620   (472 words)

  
 AABB - Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Attorney and C.P.A. members of AABB offer their expertise in legal, accounting and tax issues.
Escrow Officers and Attorneys who are members of AABB offer professional escrow services related to business transactions.
Members of AABB are qualified to establish the value of a business on a fee basis as a service to the business community.
www.aabb.net /services.htm   (107 words)

  
 Compensation for blood collection sought by AABB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The AABB is committed to seeking enhanced and fair reimbursement for blood products and transfusion services through both education regarding the complexities of blood coding and billing and advocacy to reimbursement policy makers.
The AABB is publishing a Reimbursement Guide for Blood Products and Services intended to assist hospitals, clinicians, billing and coding professionals involved with the utilization and subsequent billing of the services and procedures associated with the use of blood and blood products.
Though AABB does not provide any guarantees of reimbursement, the intent of this publication is to assist hospitals in understanding the billing rules and procedures that apply for Medicare and other payers.
www.lotusbirth.com /doc/FEB2003Lotusbirth-374.htm   (1127 words)

  
 News & Events | Newsline Newsletter: AABB: Geyer, Dr. Strong, Blood Center in Spotlight
While AABB stands for American Association of Blood Banks, it is a decidedly international organization, and AABB members from around the world – nearly 8,000 of them — came to see Puget Sound Blood Center.
AABB made it official when it presented Maria Elena Geyer with the Chapman- Franzmeier Memorial Award.
High points of the AABB Conference were the tours of the Blood Center’s Central facilities and the Renton processing and testing facilities.
www.psbc.org /newsline/2006.winter.04.htm   (610 words)

  
 News & Events | Newsline Newsletter: Blood Center Prominent at AABB Annual Meeting
A member of the AABB Standards committee and board member of AABB’s research funding arm, National Blood Foundation Trust, Dr. Price is also on the editorial board of TRANSFUSION, the monthly peer-reviewed journal of AABB.
“AABB is the primary place for education and standard setting for blood banking and transfusion medicine,” he adds.
Its mission is: “To establish and promote the highest standard of care for patients and donors in all aspects of blood banking; transfusion medicine; hematopoietic, cellular and gene therapies; and tissue transplantation.” And education is one way to accomplish that.
www.psbc.org /newsline/2004.spring.07.htm   (896 words)

  
 AABB Tree - Where's the poly o_O? - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums
That is you pass in a bounding AABB representing the potential collider.
I used to use Octrees, but my feeling is AABB trees are generally better and have switched to using them in most cases.
The Collider AABB clearly overlaps both 'left' (red) and 'right' (blue) nodes, so both branches are traversed.
www.gamedev.net /community/forums/viewreply.asp?ID=1969258   (1257 words)

  
 AABB Audio Conference Schedule
Continuing Medical Education Credit: AABB is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AABB designates each audioconference for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours in Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association Physicians’ Recognition Award.
California Nursing Continuing Education Credit: AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #4341) as a provider of continuing nursing education activities.
www.cirbc.org /AudioConference.htm   (506 words)

  
 American Association of Blood Banks Information Page
AABB accreditation is the assurance that your DNA test is performed by qualified scientists and according to valid scientific practices.
The AABB does not accredit home kit tests because the sample collection is not in accordance with their sample collection standards.
When your results are received, verify that the lab is on the AABB list.
www.dnatestingcentre.com /AABB.htm   (558 words)

  
 Genetic Identity-Paternity Experts, AABB Accredited, Paternity Testing, DNA Testing
A DNA test done in an AABB accredited laboratory is the only way to make sure your test is done correctly.
The AABB is the only national accrediting agency for paternity testing.
AABB accreditation is your only assurance that your DNA test is performed by qualified scientists and according to valid scientific practices.
www.genetic-identity.com   (842 words)

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