BLOOD COLLECTION, PROCESSING, STORAGE, AND SHIPMENT
Section I. BLOOD COLLECTION AND PROCESSING
a. Blood banks and transfusion services are dependent on voluntary donors to
provide the blood necessary to meet the needs of the patients whom they serve. To
attract volunteer donors and to encourage their continued participation, it is essential
that everyone concerned with providing safe and efficient products make blood donation
as pleasant, safe, and convenient as possible for donors.
b. The donor center should be attractive, well-lighted, comfortably ventilated,
clean, and open at convenient hours for donors. Donor center personnel should be
highly motivated, friendly, and understanding, as well as professional and well-trained.
c. The medical director of each blood bank must establish the parameters
(meeting all requirements of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
Standards and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) used for accepting, deferring, or
permanent rejecting prospective donors. This policy must be included in the blood
bank's written operating procedures manual, which covers all phases of activity in the
BLOOD DONOR REGISTRATION
a. A Donor Record (see figure 1-1) must be recorded on each donor and kept on
file in the blood bank for at least 5 years and 6 months. The following demographic
information is to be and will make it reasonably possible to identify and recall the donor.
Date of donation.
Name: last, first, and middle initial.
Address: residence and/or business.
Telephone: residence and/or business.