Ordering Blood Components & Products

For indication codes, click here

Red Cells

Recent Group and Save sample required

Platelets

Must have been tested for blood group prior to issue (unless required in an emergency) check ICE

Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)

Must have been tested for blood group prior to issues (unless required in an emergency) check ICE

Cryoprecipitate

Must have been tested for blood group prior to issues (unless required in an emergency) check ICE

Buffy Coat/Granulocytes

Recent Group and Save sample required

Anti-D (500iu & 1,500iu)

Must have a blood group recorded on laboratory system - check ICE

Human Albumin Solution (HAS)

No Group and Save required

Octaplas

Must have been tested for blood group prior to issue (unless required in an emergency) check ICE

OCTAPLEX® (Human Prothrombin Complex)

No Group and Save required

Maximum dose 3000IU

Coagulation Concentrates

No group and save required

Blood Components not routinely stored in the Laboratory (including those required for urgent requests)

Some specialist blood components are not routinely kept on site at MYHT or the NHSBT. Requests for these components may require discussion with a Haematology Registrar / Consultant at MYHT and may require NHSBT Consultant approval.

Please provide as much notice to the Laboratory for these products to allow for manufacture / delivery / serological testing 

Click here for a list of these components and the turnaround times.

Jehovah's Witness Patients

The Policy available for Jehovah's witness patients and Healthcare Practitioners can be found here.

 

Contact local Hospital Liaison Committee for Jehovah’s Witnesses here

Therapeutic Apheresis Service (TAS)

To visit the TAS website (NHSBT) and to view Patient information leaflets (re Plasma Exchange)  click here 

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