Management of blood products during tU to MTC transfer
Blood Quality Management Systems are designed to ensure that all blood products and components are stored under conditions which ensure that they remain safe to use.
If blood products and/or components are being transferred with a patient to the LGI the TU team must liaise with the referring hospitals own Blood Bank as soon as possible. The Biomedical Scientist (BMS) will be aware of what documentation is required and the safest way to transfer the blood products/components.
Blood products and components being transferred with a patient from another hospital out with the LTHT must:
- be packaged appropriately
- have transit documentation completed which details the blood products and components and their storage conditions.
- labelled with a transport label on the outside of the transfer box.
Upon arrival at the LGI any blood products/components that are not being transfused and are not immediately required must be delivered to the LGI blood bank as soon as possible. The BMS staff will re-issue the products/components once they are satisfied that they are safe to use.
Please inform the Blood Bank BMS at the LGI if the patient has received any blood products/components prior to arrival at LTHT.