ASBPOArmed Services Blood Program Office
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Together, the ASBPO and SBPO programs monitor and implement appropriate guidance and standards set forth by the Food and Drug Administration and AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks), the industry licensure and accreditation agencies, to ensure the safest and most efficacious products for those in need.
David Lincoln, deputy director for Policy at the ASBPO.
Following collection, ASBPO blood-processing and-testing centers separate the blood into various products, perform testing for required infectious-disease markers, conduct exacting quality-control checks, and finally, store the blood for further distribution.