JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

21.3: Transportation conditions from retrieval site to Tissue Establishment

Transportation systems must be validated to show maintenance of the required storage temperature.

The requirement for transport solution needs to be validated with respect to the preservation and characteristics required of the tissue to be transported.

For viable tissue the grafts should be placed into a transport solution with due regard to its effects on the ability of cells to propagate or metabolise. There must be adequate control of buffering capacity, osmolarity and tissue oxygenation. External contamination and desiccation must be avoided.

The type, lot, manufacturer and the expiry date of the transport solution must be documented.