ANSI Highlights Standards' Role in Safe Blood Donations

ANSI has highlighted three standards relevant to national blood donor month and the American Red Cross's emergency call for blood and platelet donations due to a severe winter blood shortage.

Citing the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization that has published standards for blood collection and laboratory testing, the American National Standards Institute noted this week that it is national blood donor month and the American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations due to a severe winter blood shortage.

ANSI explained that the CLSI GP44-A4 standard, Procedures for the Handling and Processing of Blood Specimens for Common Laboratory Tests; Approved Guideline - Fourth Edition, addresses handling and processing of blood specimens for examination procedures using serum, plasma, or whole blood in the clinical laboratory and specifies criteria to assist the lab and other health care providers in recognizing, reducing, or eliminating pre-examination errors resulting from improper handling of blood specimens.

Another relevant standard developed by accredited standards developer AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is American National Standard ANSI/AAMI BF64:2012, Leukocyte Reduction Filters, which contains labeling requirements, performance requirements, test methods, and terminology for disposable filters used for the reduction of leukocytes from blood or blood products during transfusion.

A third example is ISO 1135-3:2016, Transfusion equipment for medical use -- Part 3: Blood-taking set for single use, which offers guidance for transfusion equipment for a single use and for a single donor. It was developed by the International Organization for Standardization's Technical Committee (TC) 76, Transfusion, infusion and injection equipment for medical and pharmaceutical use, Working Group 5, Blood collection systems.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Comply with OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements

    Collect relevant incident data and generate accurate OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 regulatory reports, including 300A CSV files for easy electronic submission to OSHA.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus