APTAG Overview

The Asia Pacific Technical Advisory Group (APTAG) was established in 2007.  Its purpose is to advise ICCBBA on the needs of users in the Asia Pacific Region.

The chairman of the group is Wayne Bolton of Australia.  The Membership comprises one representative from each country in the Asia Pacific area with an ICCBBA registered blood or tissue facility.  The representatives are appointed by their countries.

In addition to members, liaisons attend meetings.  Liaisons are from regulatory authorities or other groups interested in ISBT 128.

Other persons interested in the work of the APTAG may attend meetings as observers at the discretion of the chairman.

APTAG Recent Activities

The APTAG met in Taipei, R.O.C. on 23 November 2011.  The group discussed, and voted upon, a variety of open proposals. 

APTAG Member List



  • Wayne Bolton, Chairman
  • Mark Bevan
  • Tony Carpinter
  • Hoo Chai
  • Wong Cheng
  • Il-Han Chung    
  • Yu Gao 
  • Tan Hwee Huang 
  • Lai Lai Kuan
  • Sally Lam
  • Li Xiu Mei
  • Ng Kok Quan
  • Ray Scott
  • Wai-Chiu Tsoi
  • Che Kit Lin
  • David Tang
  • Diana Teo 
  • Ling-jen Twu   
  • Yong Ming Zhu 
  • Ziyan Zhu
  • Mark Herzberg
  • Elaine Macias 
  • C.C. Sim
  • John Tan
  • S K Tan    
  • David Tang