The Joint THOR-AABB Working Group was established by the AABB Board of Directors in 2016 as an advisory group to AABB. The Joint Working Group was charged to identify opportunities to modify AABB standards that would improve care for patients with hemorrhagic shock. The Joint THOR-AABB Working Group was also charged to developing educational programs that will inform AABB membership about potential areas of improvement in the field of hemorrhagic shock.


2017: Modification of AABB standards to allow low titer Group O whole blood

UPDATE: Emergency release low titer group-O whole blood now permitted in AABB standards | PRESS RELEASE