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

22.15: Thawing and infusion

  • The units should be thawed in a manner that has been established as appropriate for the overall preservation technique.
  • Infusion documentation shall facilitate tracking of the product from the donor to recipient. A component infusion form shall be issued with the product and completed for each component infused. A copy should be returned to the processing laboratory.
  • There must be an effective recall procedure in place defining responsibilities and actions to be taken including notification to the Competent Authority (HTA).
  • Procedures must be in place for the documentation of returned products, defining acceptance criteria into the inventory.