5.4 POLICY: DONOR COLLECTION
- All donors will be positively identified with a picture ID and by their Hematos identifiers (donor ID and session registration/specimen number).
- All previous processes (registration, donor deferral database check, questionnaire, and physical examination) must pass.
- The donor’s arm veins will be inspected for a suitable donation site and prepared by a suitable aseptic technique.
- Whole Blood:
- Only whole blood units collected within the specified time interval may be used for component processing.
- Apheresis units will be collected at frequencies to keep the total RBC loss below 200 in any 8-week period.
- Only apheresis units collected within the specified time interval may be used for component processing.
- Donors will be treated for adverse reactions as needed.
- All specimens and donor units will be labeled at the donor’s bedside before starting a new donor collection.
- Donors will be monitored post-donation for a reasonable interval before discharge.
- All processes will be documented in the Hematos blood bank computer system.
- All equipment and supplies will be used according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- The collection workstation and equipment will be cleaned before starting the next donor.
- All policies, processes, and procedures must comply with Qatari, HMC, and applicable accreditation standards (i.e. AABB, CAP, and JCI).
- HMC 1001 Setting Specification, Version 1.5, Hematos IIG, Medinfo
- Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Current Edition, AABB, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, October 2013