Becoming Registered to Use ISBT 128

One-Time Registration Fee and Annual Licensing Fee

Becoming an authorized licensee simply requires the payment of an initial one-time registration fee (excluding vendors) and payment of an annual licensing fee as set by the ICCBBA Board of Directors. This licensing fee is established to support and extend the standard and takes into account many factors including the UN Human Development Index as a benchmark for setting fees in developing countries.

ISBT 128 Facility: Licensed status allows access to password-protected areas of the ICCBBA Website and grants the right to use ISBT 128 data structures and the ISBT 128 number(s) beginning with the assigned Facility Identification Number (FIN) on blood products, cellular therapy products, tissues, and other Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO). Assigned FINs are maintained in ICCBBA's Facility Identification Number Database.

ISBT 128 Facility (Special Status): This special licensed status allows access to the Licensed Users area of the ICCBBA website and grants the right to use ISBT 128 number(s) beginning with the assigned Facility Identification Number (FIN), and ISBT 128 Product Codes on blood products, HPCs, and tissues in human-readable form only. This excludes the use of electronic readable formats such as bar codes, RFID tags, etc.  Assigned FINs are maintained in ICCBBA's Facility Identification Number Database. This status is only applicable to facilities from countries of Medium or Low HDI where resource limitations prevent the use of electronic identification systems.

"Access Only" User: A facility may also wish to register and pay licensing fees in order to receive all ISBT 128 databases, documents, and updates and have access to password-restricted areas of the ICCBBA website where such information is maintained. At its own discretion, ICCBBA can grant "Access Only" user status without charge to national governing bodies and regulatory agencies.

Software Developers and Other Vendors Using ISBT 128: Licensed software developers and vendors are assigned a vendor registration code and listed as a Licensed Vendor on this website. While they retain licensed status (through payment of the annual licensing fee), they may use ISBT 128 and indicate their readiness to supply ISBT 128-compliant products by use of the "Licensed Vendor" and "ISBT 128 Supported" marks. 

ISBT 128 is not in the public domain. The copyright for the standard is held by ICCBBA. ICCBBA is the sole governing authority for the authorized use of the ISBT 128 Standard.

Registration as an authorized licensee is required in order to use ISBT 128 or to copy documentation or other materials that bear the ICCBBA copyright notice. Unauthorized usage without a license or the expressed written permission of ICCBBA is strictly forbidden and subject to civil penalties.