Policy: Donor Physical Examination

This is another example of a short concise policy statement. The process example will follow:

5.3 POLICY: DONOR PHYSICAL EXAM

Policy:

  1. All donors will be positively identified with a picture ID and by their Hematos identifiers (donor ID and session registration/specimen number).
  2. The donor’s vital signs (BP, pulse, temperature, respiratory rate) will be measured by designated Donor Center staff.
  3. The donor’s arm veins will be inspected for a suitable donation site and evidence of scarring.
  4. Donor eligibility for actual collection will be determined by the Hematos IIG algorithms based on this data.
  5. All policies, processes, and procedures must comply with Qatari, HMC, and applicable accreditation standards (i.e. AABB, CAP, and JCI).

References:

  1. HMC 1001 Setting Specification, Version 1.5, Hematos IIG, Medinfo
  2. Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Current Edition, AABB, Bethesda, Maryland, USA