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Quality Assurance and Standards Committee
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Chair: Marcelo Pando
Co-Chair: Cindy Raven
Past Chair: Linda Dunn
Christina Bishop
Craig Malmberg (NMDP)
Juha Perasaari (EFI)
Dean Sylvaria (ARB)
Rajalingam Raja
Deepti Sharma
Matthew Cusick
Olga Menninger
Deanna Manna
Gerald Morris
Abdur Rahman
Jennifer McKie
Lori Wright


Develop and maintain a comprehensive set of professional standards that promote patient safety, evidence based best practices in histocompatibility and immunogenic and utilization of cutting edge technology. 

Click here to view current standards


  • Ongoing review of ASHI standards to assure timeliness, relevance, clarity, and succinctness

o   Communicate with Accreditation Review Board regarding new or revised regulatory requirements

o   Communicate with Accreditation Review Board regarding guidance statements that accompany applicable standards

o   Communicate with External Affairs regarding changes in regulatory and/or related professional societies

  • Develop new standards and/or revise existing standards to be in compliance with regulatory requirements

o   Submit revised Standards for approval and comments by the Board of Directors, Accreditation Review Board, and the membership prior to submission for CMS approval.

o   Submit final version of revised Standards to CMS for approval

  • Distribute approved standards to the membership in a timely manner with clearly defined implementation date
  • Attend the annual committee meeting held in conjunction with the ASHI Annual Meeting whenever possible


Work can be completed at your convenience through phone, email and Google Docs

If you are interested in serving on the QAS Committee, please complete the online
volunteer form. 

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