Tissue Documents

IN-007 ISBT 128 for Tissues, An Introduction Ed 8 - PDF

This document provides an overview of the ISBT 128 Standard and how it applies to tissue 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-003 ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Human Tissues v1.0.0 - PDF

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


IG-020 Implementation Guide: Use of Product Code Data Structure [003] - Tissues v1.0.0 - PDF

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

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


IG-028 AATB/ICCBBA Interim Guidance Document For use of ISBT 128 by North American Tissue Banks v1.2.0 - PDF

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the implementation of the ISBT 128 Standard for tissues to those banks that are moving forward with the introduction of ISBT 128. Specifically it provides guidance on:

  • Donation identification numbering
  • Phased implementation of product coding
  • Expiration date
  • Label design
  • Software design


IG-037 Implementation Guide: Revised Cardiovascular Tissue Terminology v1.0.0 - PDF

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The purpose of this document is to provide a cross-reference to cardiovascular terminology used prior to February 2014 (in version 4.32.0 of the database and before) and that used after March 2014 (version 4.33.0 of the database and after).