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Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2009

Aleksandra Rosiek, Aleksandra Dzieciątkowska, Elżbieta Lachert, Jolanta Antoniewicz-Papis, Ryszard Pogłód, Magdalena Łętowska
Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2010;3(4):133-143.

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Vol 3, No 4 (2010)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2010-12-29

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2009.

Materials and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2009-data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers.

Results: In the year 2009, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Polish Regional Blood Centers and their 168 local collection sites; 9313 mobile collections were also organized. In the same year, the overall number of blood donors was 603 980 the majority of which were non-remunerated donors (603 227 — including 64 309 family donors and 1146 autologous donors). The most frequent were whole blood collections (1 070 035) and the rarest — granulocyte collections (210 apheresis procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (48,1%), in Regional Blood Centers (27.34%) and mobile collection sites (24.5%). The most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cells (RBCs — 1 065 786) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP — 1 184 686 FFP units, 31% for clinical use). The overall number of platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 89 543 (35 499 apheresis, 54 044 whole blood). Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were applied more frequently to PCs (80.2% leukocyte-depleted, 49.0% irradiated) than to RBCs (8.1% leukocyte-depleted, 4.7% irradiated).

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. 2010; 4: 133–143

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2009.

Materials and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2009-data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers.

Results: In the year 2009, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Polish Regional Blood Centers and their 168 local collection sites; 9313 mobile collections were also organized. In the same year, the overall number of blood donors was 603 980 the majority of which were non-remunerated donors (603 227 — including 64 309 family donors and 1146 autologous donors). The most frequent were whole blood collections (1 070 035) and the rarest — granulocyte collections (210 apheresis procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (48,1%), in Regional Blood Centers (27.34%) and mobile collection sites (24.5%). The most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cells (RBCs — 1 065 786) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP — 1 184 686 FFP units, 31% for clinical use). The overall number of platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 89 543 (35 499 apheresis, 54 044 whole blood). Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were applied more frequently to PCs (80.2% leukocyte-depleted, 49.0% irradiated) than to RBCs (8.1% leukocyte-depleted, 4.7% irradiated).

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. 2010; 4: 133–143

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Keywords

blood donors; blood donation; blood components

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Title

Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2009

Journal

Journal of Transfusion Medicine

Issue

Vol 3, No 4 (2010)

Pages

133-143

Published online

2010-12-29

Bibliographic record

Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2010;3(4):133-143.

Keywords

blood donors
blood donation
blood components

Authors

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

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