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Single Donor Platelet Transfusion; Platelet Apheresis Transfusion
N/A Must have prerequisite, in date, Type & Screen performed.
Patient must have a completed in date pre-transfusion specimen as appropriate for blood product preparation. All platelets are administered as apheresis units. Random donor platelets are not available for pooling.
Inpatients: Blood armband number from pretransfusion specimen does not match patient. No blood armband.
Required testing for blood component preparation.
Daily, Monday – Sunday
Current completed Blood Type on females of child bearing potential
Current Armband #
*Leukoreduced platelet apheresis units are routinely kept in inventory at SMC (must be special ordered at PMC), but based on patient demand and availability (both internally and with the blood supplier) there may be a delay especially if requesting specialty platelet products such as CMV negative, irradiated, crossmatched, or HLA matched. HLA matched platelets can only be ordered once the patient’s HLA typing has been ordered and determined. All HLA matched platelets also require irradiation to prevent against HVGD (Host vs. Graft Disease).
Stat with call
Pending Blood type &/or Armband # without ABO discrepancy
30 minutes from lab receipt
60 minutes from lab receipt
90 minutes from lab receipt
Pending Blood type & Armband # with ABO discrepancy
2 hours from lab receipt
3 hours from lab receipt
If availability does not meet clinical need alert transfusion services as platelets may be administered, but may require follow up RhIg injection
Expected availability times listed are expected to be obtained 80% of the time.
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