What does it mean to YOU?
The Blood Safety & Quality Regulations 2005 (50)
- If you collect and deliver blood and components you must be officially trained to do this with documentation to confirm it.
- Quality specifications require 100% compliance with correct labelling on samples.
- The responsibility for achieving 100% for traceability lies with the person administering the blood. You must sign and return one part of a new 2-part blood label.
- You must be aware that it is a legal requirement to report any adverse events or reactions to the Blood Bank for them to investigate and report to the MHRA.
- Ensure that you know the correct storage requirements for blood and components and return any units that will not be transfused to the Blood Bank within 30 minutes.
- If you collect blood and components you must be trained to do so; have documented evidence of training and update this at regular intervals. You must also ensure full documentation of transfusion episodes.
- If you work in transfusion you must be officially trained in all procedures. Documented evidence of training must be maintained.
- SOP’s must be adhered to.
- A Quality Management System must be in place.
- Strict document control must be adhered to.
Divisional General Managers
- Follow up of non-compliance for traceability of blood components will be your responsibility.
- Compliance with the BSQR is a corporate responsibility. Make yourself aware of what this means for you.
For further information contact members of the Trust Transfusion Team