ISBT-128 Symbology Information
The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) is founded in 1935.
Now, ISBT has become an international standard for the transfer of information
associated with tissue transplantation and blood transfusion. It provides for a
globally unique donation numbering system, internationally standardized product
definitions, and standard data structures for bar coding and electronic data interchange.
ICCBBA (International Council for Commonality in Blood Bank Automation) was established
in 1994 to help the implementation of ISBT-128. Any facility that implements ISBT128
must register with ICCBBA.
The ISBT-128 bar code begins with a Subset B start character, and ends with a modulo 103
check character and a stop character.
When print on container label, the nominal X-dimension (single bar width) of ISBT-128
bar code is 0.010" (0.25 mm),
the height of ISBT-128 bar code should be 0.39" (10mm).
Human-readable text is printed below the ISBT128 barcode.