Cellular Therapy Documents

IN-005 ISBT 128 for Cellular Therapy, An Introduction Ed 5 - PDF

This document provides an overview of the ISBT 128 Standard and how it applies to cellular therapy products. It also describes the elements needed to achieve standardization and how the standard is used to encode information into machine-readable form. If you are an ISBT 128 “beginner”, or you have never heard of the standard and would like to know more about it, we encourage you to take a look at this document.


ST-004 ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Cellular Therapy Products v1.1.0 - PDF

This document provides a guideline for ISBT 128 labeling of cellular therapy products. Greater detail is given for labeling than that provided in the Technical Specification.


IG-022 Implementation Guide: Use of Product Code [Data Structure 003] - Cellular Therapy v1.1.0 - PDF

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The purpose of this document is to provide detailed information about ISBT 128 product coding for cellular therapy. Specifically, it explains:

  • the Product Code [Data Structure 003] in detail,
  • the structure of the Product Description Codes Database,
  • how to select an appropriate Product Description Code, and
  • how to request new Product Description Codes.


IG-036 Implementation Guide: Revised Cellular Therapy Terminology v1.0.0 - PDF

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This document explains the revised terminology and how it impacts the Product Description Codes Database. It also includes crosswalk tables that compare the codes from v4.25.0 to the revised/new codes in v4.26.0.


TB-001 Implementing ISBT 128: Guidance on Handling non-ISBT 128 Labeled Collections v1.1.0 - PDF

This guidance bulletin provides advice on implementation of ISBT 128 in such situations when cellular therapy processors may be receiving some donations that are not identified using ISBT 128.


For information regarding the revised cellular therapy terminology implementation (August 2013), please click here