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Category
Standard
Standard
D22-40385
Version
5
Access
Open
Status
Active
Created
2022
Transfusion laboratories have a critical role in patient safety.

This document outlines practice standards that assure the safety, quality and efficacy of transfusion testing, associated transfusion laboratory practice, and non-transfusion related blood group immunohaematology testing. The requirements apply to:

• laboratories providing pretransfusion and antenatal and post-natal immunohaematology testing and issuing of blood and blood products

• patient and donor testing conducted by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.

Main sections:

• Clinical governance of transfusion laboratories

• Patient identification and labelling

• Transfusion laboratory records

• Pretransfusion testing of patients

• Immunohaematology testing of blood donors

• Automated immunohaematology instruments

• Antenatal and postnatal testing

• Cord blood and neonatal pretransfusion testing

• Selection of blood components

• Transfusion in special circumstances

• Autologous transfusion

• Transfusion reactions and transfusion related adverse events

• Storage, transport and inventory management of blood components and products

• Quality assurance and quality control
Access Requirements for transfusion laboratory practice v5

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