Over the past three weeks, the Blood Center has been forced to cancel dozens of blood drives (68, and counting) leading to a loss of more than 2200 donations due to record cold tempatures, snow, and ice.
If you are able to safely travel to donate blood this week, please do. To find a donation location near you, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app.
With another winter storm on the way to portions of our service region, we will continue to provide information on the impact of winter weather at www.bloodcenter.org/weather.
AABB Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components
For a hardcopy of the Circular of Information, please reach out to ClientServices@mvrbc.org.
The Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components provides an extensive review of licensed and some unlicensed blood and blood components, their indications for use, special precautions, instructions for administration, and adverse effects of transfusion. It also includes a broad and up-to-date list of references. The Circular is an important part of the labeling for a blood component, similar to the package insert provided for a drug. The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, requires that it be available for distribution with blood and blood components intended for transfusion and that it provide adequate directions for use. The information contained in the Circular is intended to be widely available and easily accessed by health care providers as it is recognized by the FDA as an extension of the blood component label.
AABB Primer of Blood AdministrationThis manual is an excellent resource for developing training programs for nurses, physicians, fellows, and residents to teach the basics of blood administration