In December 2022, ICCBBA published a new ISBT 128 Standard for Chain of Identity (CoI) Identifier (ST-028). This was developed based on requirements established within the Standards Coordinating Body (SCB) working group for chain of identity. The SCB working group recognized the need for a CoI Identifier when more than one donation may need to be collected to manufacture or deliver a given therapy.
The ISBT 128 CoI Identifier provides a standardized and globally unique identifier to link donations. It should be allocated before, or at the time of, collection of the first donation.
The new CoI Identifier data structure has been added to ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification (ST-001), and the label examples were updated in ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Collection Products for Cellular Therapy Manufacturers (ST-018).
FACT encourages accredited organizations and industry manufacturers to consider using this new identifier. For questions or assistance, contact the ICCBBA help desk directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).