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Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2018

Aleksandra Rosiek, Anna Tomaszewska, Elżbieta Lachert, Jolanta Antoniewicz-Papis, Jolanta Kubis, Ryszard Pogłód, Magdalena Łętowska
Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2019;12(4):127-143.

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Vol 12, No 4 (2019)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2020-01-10

Abstract

Background: In this study we evaluated the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2018. Materials and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2018-data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers. Results: In 2018, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Polish Regional Blood Centers and 132 local collection sites as well as during 13 189 mobile collections. The overall number of blood donors was estimated at 590 470, the majority of which were non-remunerated donors (589 897– including 37 824 responders to donation appeals), as well as 500 autologous donors. Most frequent were whole blood collections (1 184 311) and least frequent – apheresis granulocyte collections (116 procedures) and RBCs collections (31 procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (44,85%), in Regional Blood Centers (28,47%) and mobile collection sites (26,67%). Most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cell concentrates (RBCs 1 161 600 units) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP - 1 298 216 units, 20,93% for clinical use). Platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 50 255 units from apheresis and 83 598 whole blood-derived. Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were more frequently applied to PCs (32,56% leukocyte-depleted, 1,37% irradiated, 58,07% both leukocyte-depleted and irradiated) than to RBCs (17,29% leukocyte-depleted, 0,31% irradiated, 8,94% both leukocyte-depleted and irradiated). The percentage of PCs (11,74 %) and FFP (10,23% units) issued for transfusion were subjected to pathogen reduction technologies. In 2018— for a variety of reasons — 14 067 units of whole blood, 30 521 units of RBCs, 49 979 units of FFP, 1376 units of cryoprecipitate, 5186 units of pooled PCs and 1625 of apheresis PCs were wasted. Conclusions: Our study data may contribute to the assessment of the tendencies observed in Polish blood centers and may serve practical-benchmarking. This in turn may prove beneficial to the transfusion community as a whole.

Abstract

Background: In this study we evaluated the basic aspects of the activity of the Polish Blood Transfusion Service in 2018. Materials and methods: Retrospective analysis of the 2018-data supplied by the Regional Blood Centers. Results: In 2018, blood and blood components were collected in 21 Polish Regional Blood Centers and 132 local collection sites as well as during 13 189 mobile collections. The overall number of blood donors was estimated at 590 470, the majority of which were non-remunerated donors (589 897– including 37 824 responders to donation appeals), as well as 500 autologous donors. Most frequent were whole blood collections (1 184 311) and least frequent – apheresis granulocyte collections (116 procedures) and RBCs collections (31 procedures). Whole blood donations were performed in local collection sites (44,85%), in Regional Blood Centers (28,47%) and mobile collection sites (26,67%). Most frequently prepared blood components were red blood cell concentrates (RBCs 1 161 600 units) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP - 1 298 216 units, 20,93% for clinical use). Platelet concentrates (PCs) amounted to 50 255 units from apheresis and 83 598 whole blood-derived. Additional processing methods (leukocyte depletion, irradiation) were more frequently applied to PCs (32,56% leukocyte-depleted, 1,37% irradiated, 58,07% both leukocyte-depleted and irradiated) than to RBCs (17,29% leukocyte-depleted, 0,31% irradiated, 8,94% both leukocyte-depleted and irradiated). The percentage of PCs (11,74 %) and FFP (10,23% units) issued for transfusion were subjected to pathogen reduction technologies. In 2018— for a variety of reasons — 14 067 units of whole blood, 30 521 units of RBCs, 49 979 units of FFP, 1376 units of cryoprecipitate, 5186 units of pooled PCs and 1625 of apheresis PCs were wasted. Conclusions: Our study data may contribute to the assessment of the tendencies observed in Polish blood centers and may serve practical-benchmarking. This in turn may prove beneficial to the transfusion community as a whole.
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blood donors; blood donation; blood components

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Title

Blood transfusion service in Poland in 2018

Journal

Journal of Transfusion Medicine

Issue

Vol 12, No 4 (2019)

Pages

127-143

Published online

2020-01-10

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Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2019;12(4):127-143.

Keywords

blood donors
blood donation
blood components

Authors

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

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