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

4.3: Collection of the donation

The ultimate responsibility for ensuring that every unit of blood and blood components has been collected in accordance with the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations (2005) rests with the ‘responsible person’ for the Blood Establishment. The advocacy and guardianship of high-quality care for donors is the responsibility of the designated clinical lead in attendance, who must be a registered nurse or medical practitioner.

Guidance for whole blood and component donation procedures is given in Chapter 5. Guidance for laboratory testing procedures is given in Chapters 9 and 12.