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Platelets

Published on 27 August 2021

We manufacture platelets at the Jack Copland Centre (JCC) in Edinburgh.

Packaging and transport

Platelet components are transported in insulated cardboard boxes or Va-Q-Tec boxes using Phase Change Material flasks.

Platelets pooled, in additive and plasma, leucocyte depleted

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: 160ml-380 mL, CR less than 150ml, greater than 380ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Platelet Count: Greater than or equal to 240 x 10 to the 9 per pack, discard less than 160 to the 9 per pack

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • Stock

CT code

  • 54232

Guidelines

Platelets apheresis – single dose and splits

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: 160ml-380 mL, CR less than 150ml, greater than 380ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 the 6 per unit
  • Platelet Count: Greater than or equal to 240 x 10 to the 9 per pack, discard less than 160 x 10 to the 9 per pack

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • Stock

CT code

  • 12030
  • 58340
  • 58341
  • 58342

Guidelines

Platelets apheresis for neonatal use – splits 1/2/3/4

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: 30-80ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Platelet Count: Greater than or equal to 40 x 10 to the 9 per pack

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • 45 minutes plus travel time to destination

CT code

  • 54235
  • 58236
  • 58237
  • 58238

Guidelines

Platelets apheresis leucocyte depleted in additive solution, irradiated

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: 160ml-300ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Platelet Count: Greater than or equal to 200 x 10 to the 9 per pack

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • Two and half hours plus travel time to destination

CT codes

  • 54233
  • 54234
  • 54235
  • 54236

Guidelines

Our polices

Our policies and guidelines outline recommended approaches for clinical settings and transfusion situations.