b. The blood has been continuously refrigerated between 1C and 10C,
preferably 1C to 6C. Warming the blood beyond these limits, even with subsequent
cooling, tends to accelerate red cell metabolism, produce hemolysis, and may permit
bacterial growth in the unit.
c. If the blood was issued, the pilot tube (or sealed segment of integral donor
tubing) has remained attached to the container. If the blood has remained on the
premises of the issuing facility, a removed pilot tube may be re-identified with the
d. Records must indicate that the unit has been reissued.
1-25. TRANSPORTATION OF INFECTED REAGENTS
Transportation of liquids or tissues known to contain hepatitis B surface antigen
(HBsAg) is governed by an amendment of section 72.25 of part 72-Title 42, Code of
Federal Regulations, containing important instructions for packaging precautions and
procedures for damaged packages, and labeling requirements.