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Life Blood Issue 28:

WPBTS shares its latest news and information with blood users in Life Blood Issue 28 that is available via the latest news link.

Monitors and Mixers:

WPBTS implements blood collection monitors and mixers that provide better quality blood products and a more comfortable donation experience. 

Platelet Additive Solution:

WPBTS introduces Platelet Additive Solution for pooled platelet products that have numerous benefits to the patient. 

Molecular Genotyping:

WPBTS implements molecular genotyping that assist with finding blood for problem crossmatches and the Rare Donor File. 

34th South African National Blood Transfusion Congress:

The recently held 34th South African National Blood Transfusion Congress was a huge success and has been applauded as the best Congress to date.

2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey:

We would like to encourage blood users to please complete our 2017 customer satisfaction survey that is available in Life Blood Issue 28 via the latest news link. We would like to encourage blood users to please complete our 2017 customer satisfaction survey that is available in Life Blood Issue 28 via the latest news link. 

Plasma-derived Medicinal Products (PDMP’s) Update:

In response to the MCC audit review, WPBTS has voluntarily ceased production of its PDMP’s and has permanently closed the Pharmaceutical Division after thirty years in operation.

The heart of transfusion medicine

The clinical guidelines for the use of blood products in South Africa is jointly published by the blood services in South Africa. Its aim is to provide clinicians with useful information about blood products and brief guidelines for their optimum use.

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to optimising the care of patients who might need transfusions and has become an important part of transfusion medicine. This 5th Edition of the Clinical Guidelines for the use of Blood Products in South Africa has taken into account the evidence-based guidelines that were released by AABB in 2010 and 2012, respectively. As noted in the foreword to the 4th Edition, blood transfusion is the cornerstone of therapy for many serious and common diseases. Without the ready availability of blood components it would be difficult to implement modern treatment regimens for many malignant diseases and complex surgical procedures.

View Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Blood Products in South Africa, 5th Edition.
Download Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Blood Products in South Africa, 5th Edition.(2.42MB)