The ICCBBA registry indicates the industry is moving toward adoption of ISBT 128.
Initially, all of the work done by ICCBBA on ISBT 128 was funded by grants and loans from various agencies.
After a hospital blood bank or transfusion service registers with ICCBBA, it will receive a facility identification code, the "ISBT 128 Application Specification," the "United States Industry Consensus Standard for the Uniform Labeling of Blood and Blood Components Using ISBT 128," and test copies of the ICCBBA Collection/Facility Code and Product Code databases.
Four vendors of hospital transfusion service software will be participating with ICCBBA in the evaluation.
Implementation of ISBT 128 in your transfusion service will require coordination with ICCBBA, your blood supplier(s), and your software vendor (if applicable).
Register with ICCBBA to obtain a facility identification number and be placed in the international database.