Policy: Donor Collection

5.4 POLICY: DONOR COLLECTION

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. All previous processes (registration, donor deferral database check, questionnaire, and physical examination) must pass.
  3. The donor’s arm veins will be inspected for a suitable donation site and prepared by a suitable aseptic technique.
  4. Whole Blood:
    1. Only whole blood units collected within the specified time interval may be used for component processing.
  5. Apheresis:
    1. Apheresis units will be collected at frequencies to keep the total RBC loss below 200 in any 8-week period.
    2. Only apheresis units collected within the specified time interval may be used for component processing.
  6. Donors will be treated for adverse reactions as needed.
  7. All specimens and donor units will be labeled at the donor’s bedside before starting a new donor collection.
  8. Donors will be monitored post-donation for a reasonable interval before discharge.
  9. All processes will be documented in the Hematos blood bank computer system.
  10. All equipment and supplies will be used according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  11. The collection workstation and equipment will be cleaned before starting the next donor.
  12. 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, October 2013