Certification Through The Joint Commission and AABB

Receiving The Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission means you’ve met or exceeded the most comprehensive evaluation process in the health care industry. Widely recognized as a symbol of quality, The Joint Commission has accredited and certified nearly 21,000 health care institutions in the United States. We hold our standards as dearly as you hold yours. That’s why we partner with the AABB, the global leader in standards development, accreditation, and implementation of quality systems in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. Reducing blood waste, improving patient outcomes and reducing transfusion-related risks and costs makes our collaboration with AABB vital. It makes our relationship with you invaluable.

To be eligible to be certified for Patient Blood Management, your hospital or critical access hospital must be accredited by The Joint Commission.

Review of Our Standards with Your Team

For Patient Blood Management Certification, your team will be evaluated in:

  • Organization
  • Resources
  • Equipment
  • Supplier and customer issues
  • Process control
  • Documents and records
  • Deviations, nonconformances, and adverse events
  • Assessments: internal and external
  • Process improvement through corrective and preventive action
  • Facilities and safety

A free trial edition of the standards is available to help your team determine how ready your organization is before applying for certification.

Walk Through the Process

The Patient Blood Management Certification Review Process Guide will help you prepare for the on-site certification review. Download the Review Process Guide below to learn more.

You might find it helpful to learn how a team at another organization made their decision to become certified, how they prepared and how they have benefited from certification. Walk through the process with someone who’s been there.

Submit Your Application

When you have assembled your team, assessed your readiness and reviewed the standards, you’re ready to schedule your on-site review. Use the link below, or request the application and any assistance you might need with the process from your business development manager. Remember, plan ahead by submitting your application four to six months before your desired review date.