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Jennie Batsel

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    MT(ASCP)HP - Hemapheresis Practitioner
  1. Cliff, We too are not AABB accredited for stem cell collections - only FACT, TJC and FDA. We recently combined the Collection consent with the Transplant consent, that is performed in the clinic weeks before collection. I am not aware of a rule that states it must be done on day of collection. We obtain a copy of the consent, prior to collection, to assure that it is complete, dated and signed. Prior to the combining of consents we were doing the Collection consent the day of the first collection. If there is a ruling otherwise someone please let me know. Jennie Jenn
  2. I did not find the explanation in the 6th edition of the CT standards, but if you look in older versions you will see in the Preface its meaning. CT standards 5th edition states: “The pen symbol is preceded by the letter C or F. The C and F requirements describe from what point in the process the clock starts for determining how long the record must be kept. The records are required to be retained for at least 10 years following either their creation "C" or the final disposition of the product "F".
  3. We process 5 blood volumes. We will be using the Optia in the near future for collections. I spoke to our Rep. regarding the comparison between the Optia and the Spectra regarding time to process that much blood. If I understood correctly, it would take longer on the Optia to process that much blood, however they we should be able to make adjustments that would make the collection more efficient and therefore not need to process that much volume. Maybe someone that is already using the Optia can confirm this.
  4. From the Tech Manual: "Acceptable intravenous catheter sizes for use in transusing cellular blood components range from 22-14 gauge. 20 - 18 gauge is a good compromise for the general adult population and provides adequate flow rates without excessive discomfort to the patient. In patients with small veins or in need of rapid flow rates, the catheter size should be adjusted accordingly. When tranfusing an infant or toddler, a 24 to 24 gauge intravenous catheter may be suitable but requires infusion through a syringe. With the use of smaller catheters, blood dilution and a pump are helpful
  5. Blood Bank Talk was recommended by a coworker.
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