Platelet product description and storage


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Platelet Transfusion :

Platelet product description and storage

A variety of platelet products are produced

1- Apheresis Paediatric Leucocyte Depleted (split into 4 or 8 parts)

These platelets are collected from a single donor via apheresis and are suspended in plasma.

Volume: 4060mL

(actual volume is specified on the label)

Platelet Count: >60 x 10 /unit

White Cell Count: < 1.0 x 10 /unit

These platelets are suitable for neonatal and paediatric use (see table for appropriate dose)

2- Pooled platelets

An adult dose of platelets derived from whole blood is obtained from a pool of buffy coats from four ABO identical donors and is resuspended in a nutrient additive solution to

produce a pooled platelet component

Volume: >160mL (actual volume is specified on the label)

Platelet Count: >240 x 10 /pool

White Cell Count: < 1.0 x 10 /pool

These platelets are suitable for adults and paediatric patients > 40kg.

Platelet Apheresis Leucocyte Depleted

These platelets are collected from a single donor via apheresis and are suspended in plasma.

Volume: >100 (actual volume is specified on the label)

Platelet Count: >240 x 10 /unit

White Cell Count: < 1.0 x 10 /unit

These platelets are suitable for adults and paediatric patients > 40kg.

All platelets produced are :

Irradiated to prevent TaGVHD

Leucocyte depleted

Important Note:

In times of product shortage, platelets may be sourced from interstate and may not be leucocyte depleted. It is therefore imperative to read the label on every product.

Storage and Shelf Life

Platelets are stored at 20-24

C on a platelet agitator for a period of 5 days from collection. (Do not refrigerate).

Platelet expiry is at midnight on the date specified on the platelet pack