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Platelets

Published on 28 August 2019

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

Packaging and transport

Platelet components are transported in Mediboxes, 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

  • 54232

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

  • 54232

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

Read guidelines for the UK's blood transfusion services on the JPAC website.

Our polices

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