(2) It is the BDC's responsibility to:
(a) Follow their respective Service's standing operating procedures
(b) Operate in accordance with all regulatory agencies: FDA, AABB, CAP,
(c) Maintain and store all blood bank paper or electronic records
(d) Conduct look-back investigations when directed by the Service Blood
Program Officer (SBPO). BDCs will notify the SBPO of any locally generated "look-
(e) Submit a quarterly DD Form 2555 (Blood Bank Operational Report) to
the SBPO no later than the third week of the month.
(f) Deploy, utilize, and upgrade the Defense Blood Standard System
(g) Route all responses to FDA, AABB, and inspector general inspections
through the SBPO.
(3) SBPOs are responsible for designating specified BDCs to provide blood
products to the ASWBPLs on a continuous basis to meet world-wide contingencies.
(4) Military medical commanders whose BDCs have been given blood quotas
are responsible for meeting them in order to maintain medical readiness. Blood
taskings for contingencies are a priority over requirements, including local blood needs.
b. Armed Service Whole Blood Processing Laboratories (ASWBPL).
ASWBPLs are CONUS-based facilities which provide intermediate storage, testing, and
shipment of blood products as designated by the ASBPO.
(1) The Secretary of the Air Force, or designee, will establish ASWBPLs at air
terminals located in CONUS. At least two ASWBPLs will be equipped and staffed for
full time peacetime operation.
(2) The ASWBPLs coordinate the joint staffing by medical personnel of the
Army, Navy, and Air Force.
(3) The ASWBPLs receive shipment authorization and technical and
operational guidance from ASBPO.