This course will discuss the essential aspects of donor blood collection and processing at blood centers. At the conclusion of the session, the participant should be familiar with the process of donor screening, the process used to manufacture components from whole blood, and additives and preservatives used in the manufacturing of components.
- Describe the process of donor screening including the rationale for screening questions
- Define the processes used to manufacture components from whole blood
- Identify additives and preservatives used in the manufacturing of components
Level of Instruction
Author / Speaker
Mary Townsend, MD
Senior Medical Director
Mary is a clinical pathologist with a subspecialty of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. As Senior Medical Director at Blood Systems, she has oversight of donor eligibility, donor safety and evaluation of recipient serious transfusion reactions from client hospitals. Mary is a member of the AABB Donor Biovigilance Committee and the AABB Donor Questionnnaire Task Force. She is the recipient of the AABB President's Award for her work in the development of the donor Biovigilance System.
Cerus Corporation is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
Contact Hour: 1
Expires on: Jul 11, 2023 at 11:59 pm CT
This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP15148 for 1.0 contact hours
Contact Hour: 1
Expires at: May 14, 2023 at 12:00 am CT
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