Skip to main content

alpha This is a new site, your feedback will help us to improve it.

Red cells

Published on 31 January 2019

We manufacture red cell components at the Jack Copland Centre (JCC)

Packaging and transport

Red cell components are transported in Va-Q-Tec boxes using Phase Change Material flasks.

Red cells in additive solution, leucodepleted

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: 220ml-340ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Haemoglobin: Greater than or equal to 40g/pack

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • Stock

CT Code

  • 04333

Guidelines

Red cells for exchange transfusion, Leucocyte depleted

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: 220ml-340ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Haemoglobin: Greater than or equal to 40g/pack
  • Haematocrit: 0.50-0.60

Stock item/lead item for manufacture

  • One hour plus travel time to destination

CT Code

  • 00350

Guidelines

Red cells for intrauterine transfusion, leucocyte depleted

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: 210ml-340ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Haemoglobin: Greater than or equal to 40g/pack
  • Haematocrit: 0.70-0.85

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • One hour plus travel time to destination

CT code

  • 40018

Guidelines

Red cells washed, Leucocyte depleted

Parameter & specifications:

  • Volume: 150ml-340ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Haemoglobin: Greater than or equal to 40g/pack
  • Haematocrit: 0.50-0.70
  • Residual protein: Less than 0.5g/unit

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • Three hours plus travel time to destination

CT code

  • 10010

Guidelines

Red cells in additive solutions for neonates, leucocyte depleted

Parameter & specifications

  • Volume: (220 - 340/4) 55ml-85ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • Haemoglobin: Greater than or equal to 40g/pack

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • Stock or 45 minutes plus travel time to destination

CT codes

  • 56830
  • 56831
  • 56832
  • 56833

Guidelines

Our polices

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