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Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2008

Aleksandra Rosiek, Aleksandra Dzieciątkowska, Elżbieta Lachert, Ewa Mandek-Czajkowska, Ryszard Pogłód, Magdalena Łętowska; grupa ds. analizy da statystycznych
Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2009;2(4):243-252.

open access

Vol 2, No 4 (2009)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2010-02-02

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2008.
Material and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2008 data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers.
Results: In Poland, in the year 2008, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Regional Blood Centers and their 170 local collection sites. In addition, 8,672 mobile collections were organized. In the same year, the overall number of blood donors was 583,908, including non-remunerated donors (582,964; family donors - 68,077 and autologous donors - 1,208). The most frequent were whole blood collections (1 016,411) and the rarest, granulocyte collections (177 apheresis procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (49.22% ), in Regional Blood Centers (25.49%) and mobile collection sites (25.29%). The most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cells (RBCs - 996,678) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP - 1 090,369 FFP units, 31% for clinical use). The overall number of platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 81,692 (28,254 apheresis, 53,438 whole blood). Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were applied mostly to PCs (75.18% leukocyte-depleted, 51.98% irradiated) and RBCs to a lesser extent (7.65% leukocyte-depleted, 4.46% irradiated).
Conclusions: The data reported in this study may prove useful for evaluation and will allow blood centers to informally benchmark their practices against the peers with actual benefit to the transfusion community.

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2008.
Material and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2008 data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers.
Results: In Poland, in the year 2008, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Regional Blood Centers and their 170 local collection sites. In addition, 8,672 mobile collections were organized. In the same year, the overall number of blood donors was 583,908, including non-remunerated donors (582,964; family donors - 68,077 and autologous donors - 1,208). The most frequent were whole blood collections (1 016,411) and the rarest, granulocyte collections (177 apheresis procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (49.22% ), in Regional Blood Centers (25.49%) and mobile collection sites (25.29%). The most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cells (RBCs - 996,678) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP - 1 090,369 FFP units, 31% for clinical use). The overall number of platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 81,692 (28,254 apheresis, 53,438 whole blood). Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were applied mostly to PCs (75.18% leukocyte-depleted, 51.98% irradiated) and RBCs to a lesser extent (7.65% leukocyte-depleted, 4.46% irradiated).
Conclusions: The data reported in this study may prove useful for evaluation and will allow blood centers to informally benchmark their practices against the peers with actual benefit to the transfusion community.
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Keywords

blood donors; blood donation; blood components

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Title

Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2008

Journal

Journal of Transfusion Medicine

Issue

Vol 2, No 4 (2009)

Pages

243-252

Published online

2010-02-02

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Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2009;2(4):243-252.

Keywords

blood donors
blood donation
blood components

Authors

Aleksandra Rosiek
Aleksandra Dzieciątkowska
Elżbieta Lachert
Ewa Mandek-Czajkowska
Ryszard Pogłód
Magdalena Łętowska; grupa ds. analizy da statystycznych

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