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Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2010

Aleksandra Rosiek, Elżbieta Lachert, Jolanta Antoniewicz-Papis, Anna Tomaszewska, Ryszard Pogłód, Magdalena Łętowska
Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2011;4(4):166-177.

open access

Vol 4, No 4 (2011)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2012-01-05

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2010 Material and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2010 — data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers.
Results: In the year 2010, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Polish Regional Blood Centers and their 164 local collection sites; 9 612 mobile collections were also organized. In the same year, the overall number of blood donors was 608 936, the majority of which were non-remunerated donors (608 066 — including 54 080 family donors and 909 autologous donors). The most frequent were whole blood collections (1 101 859) and the rarest — apheresies granulocyte collections (161 procedures) and RBCs collections (80 procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (49.1%), in Regional Blood Centers (25.8%) and mobile collection sites (25.1%). The most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cells (RBCs — 1 095 838) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP — 1 241 228 units, 29.8% for clinical use). The overall number of platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 94 921 (38 470 apheresis, 56 451 whole blood). Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were applied more frequently to PCs (85.4% leukocyte-depleted, 51.8% irradiated) than to RBCs (13.3% leukocyte-depleted, 5.5% irradiated). Pathogen reduction technologies were applied to 7.71% PCs and 6.03% FFP units issued for transfusion.
Conclusions: The data reported in this study may prove useful for evaluation of various aspects of the activity of Polish blood centers and for practice-benchmarking with benefit to the transfusion community.
J. Transf. Med. 2011; 4: 166–177

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2010 Material and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2010 — data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers.
Results: In the year 2010, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Polish Regional Blood Centers and their 164 local collection sites; 9 612 mobile collections were also organized. In the same year, the overall number of blood donors was 608 936, the majority of which were non-remunerated donors (608 066 — including 54 080 family donors and 909 autologous donors). The most frequent were whole blood collections (1 101 859) and the rarest — apheresies granulocyte collections (161 procedures) and RBCs collections (80 procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (49.1%), in Regional Blood Centers (25.8%) and mobile collection sites (25.1%). The most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cells (RBCs — 1 095 838) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP — 1 241 228 units, 29.8% for clinical use). The overall number of platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 94 921 (38 470 apheresis, 56 451 whole blood). Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were applied more frequently to PCs (85.4% leukocyte-depleted, 51.8% irradiated) than to RBCs (13.3% leukocyte-depleted, 5.5% irradiated). Pathogen reduction technologies were applied to 7.71% PCs and 6.03% FFP units issued for transfusion.
Conclusions: The data reported in this study may prove useful for evaluation of various aspects of the activity of Polish blood centers and for practice-benchmarking with benefit to the transfusion community.
J. Transf. Med. 2011; 4: 166–177
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Keywords

blood donors; blood donation; blood components

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Title

Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2010

Journal

Journal of Transfusion Medicine

Issue

Vol 4, No 4 (2011)

Pages

166-177

Published online

2012-01-05

Bibliographic record

Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2011;4(4):166-177.

Keywords

blood donors
blood donation
blood components

Authors

Aleksandra Rosiek
Elżbieta Lachert
Jolanta Antoniewicz-Papis
Anna Tomaszewska
Ryszard Pogłód
Magdalena Łętowska

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