Advanced Hematology Resident Training in Donor Center and Apheresis

Objectives:

  1. Donor criteria based on AABB standards
    1. Is it safe for the donor to donate?
    2. Medical history
      1. Current medical conditions
      2. Past medical conditions
  2. Medications
  3. Vaccinations
  4. Travel history
  5. High-risk behaviors
  6. SARS/MERS
  7. COVID-19 convalescent plasma CCP
  8. Prion diseases
  9. Donor medical examination
  10. Is it safe for the recipient to receive the donor’s blood?
  11. Donor registration issues
    1. Positive identification
    2. Donor deferral database
  12. Donor phlebotomy
    1. Safe volume to donate
    2. Anticoagulant-preservative solutions
    3. Time limit for phlebotomy
    4. Post-donation care
  13. Donor reactions—Dx and Rx of the following:
    1. Vasovagal
    2. Seizures
    3. Air embolism
    4. Arterial stick
    5. Hematoma
  14. Donor Apheresis
    1. Plateletpheresis
    2. Plasmapheresis
    3. Plateletpheresis with concurrent plasma collection
    4. RBC collection
    5. Combined platelet, plasma, and RBC collection
  15. Autologous donation
    1. Predeposit
    2. Perioperative
    3. Intraoperative
    4. Postoperative
  16. Donor self-deferral
  17. Therapeutic Phlebotomy
  18. Therapeutic Apheresis
    1. Therapeutic plasma exchange/plasmapheresis
    2. Leukapheresis
    3. Thrombapheresis
    4. Red cell exchange
    5. Stem cell collection
    6. Column absorption technologies
    7. Clinical indications
    8. Writing orders for above procedures
  19. Component Processing:
    1. Manual
    2. Automated—Reveos
    3. Pathogen Inactivation Mirasol
    4. Buffy coat vs classic platelet-rich plasma platelets and pools
    5. Platelet Additive Solution PAS
    6. FFP, FP24, thawed plasma
    7. Cryoprecipitate
    8. Cryo-poor plasma (plasma, cryoprecipitate-removed)
    9. COVID-19 convalescent plasma CCP

Clinical Responsibilities (after proven competence):

  1. Triage of donor requests
  2. Handling of donor reactions
  3. Approval of therapeutic phlebotomies
  4. Assistance with therapeutic apheresis

Assessments:

  1. Pre-training/baseline
  2. Competency documentation for clinical responsibilities (#11 above)
  3. Post-training

Working Hours:

  1. 0900-1700, Saturday through Wednesday
  2. Must carry pager for clinical responsibilities

Reviewed 17/8/20