Registrations and Accreditations
The Transplant Services Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA).
Copies of current registrations and accreditations are available through the links below:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is the regulatory agency for the Tissue and Eye Banking Industry. The FDA regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This oversight protects and advances the public health by ensuring that biological products are safe and effective and available to those who need them.
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
The AATB accreditation program was established to provide assurance that AATB member tissue banks understand and comply with AATB Standards for Tissue Banking, which are published and amended from time to time. AATB is a voluntary association of organizations dedicated to obtaining human tissue for use as allografts and providing the medical profession and the public with the safest products possible, given present technologies.
Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)
The EBAA is the nationally recognized accrediting body for eye banks. A team of professionals with extensive experience in eye banking and/or corneal transplantation conduct site inspections of eye banks at least every three years to evaluate adherence to EBAA Medical Standards and procedures. EBAA accreditation meets or exceeds most state and national regulations and encourages public confidence in eye banking.