Process: Interdepot Transfer

Enumeration:  5.9.1


  1. All transfers of blood components will be done through the dedicated blood bank computer system Medinfo Hematos IIG.
  2. Ensure that the final ISBT label is attached.
  3. Each unit must have a final ISBT label attached.
  4. Prepare a consignment list for the units to be transferred.
  5. Transfer the units in temperature controlled and monitored, validated containers.
  6. Upon receipt at the destination, check the temperature log or liquid crystal sticker to confirm the unit(s) have been maintained at the proper temperature.
  7. Upon receipt at the destination, repeat the ABO forward and D type of the transferred RBC units and the reverse type of the plasma units.
  8. Subsequent transfers between hospital blood banks do not require repeat ABO/D typings.
  9. Inspect each unit for leaks and physical appearance (e.g. clots, leaks, discoloration).
  10. Enter the new stock into the local hospital’s inventory.
  11. Use the specific transfer algorithms programmed into the Medinfo Hematos IIG software.
  12. All variances will be reviewed by the supervisor and a transfusion medicine physician.


  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