Accreditation and Standards
The Alabama Organ Center (AOC) is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
The AATB sets standards, inspects facilities and accredits tissue banks in North American. The AOC is accredited by the AATB and a member in good standing.
Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
The Alabama Organ Center (AOC) is also accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). The AOPO is the organization recognized as the national representative of the fifty-eight federally-designated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs), serving more than 300 million Americans.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA 21 CFR 1271 regulations apply to all U.S. Tissue Banks and their affiliates. These regulations outline criteria for tissue donor selection, and they authorize the FDA to inspect facilities that recover, process or distribute tissues for transplant. The FDA mandates registration and good tissue practices within the new regulations. The AOC is registered with the FDA and is in full compliance with their regulations.
Registration # 3003447141 (Birmingham)
Registration # 3006165039 (Mobile)
Donate Life America
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.
DLA manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation.