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Apheresis Standard Operating Procedures Manual


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  Apheresis Standard Operating Procedures Manual – 1st Edition (2019)

The Apheresis Standard Operating Procedures Manual is intended to provide the reader with a collection of sample SOPs that can be adapted for their institution’s use. It contains representative examples of apheresis practice SOPs from a variety of hospitals and/or blood centers. This tool may be used to assist in writing and revising SOPs by institutions that perform, or plan to perform, apheresis procedures.

This invaluable SOP manual, published by ASFA, provides sample SOPs for the following areas: general apheresis practice including management of adverse events, donor apheresis, therapeutic apheresis, cell therapy apheresis, research apheresis, and special procedures. Sample SOPs include, but are not limited to:

  • Referral for Apheresis Procedures
  • The Time-Out Procedure
  • Training and Competency
  • Validation Process
  • Apheresis Product Quality Testing
  • Granulocyte Collection by Apheresis
  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Therapeutic Erythrocytapheresis
  • White Blood Cell (WBC) Depletion
  • Platelet depletion
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • LDL apheresis
  • Pediatric Considerations in Therapeutic Apheresis Practice
  • Hematopoietic Progenitor Collection
  • Cellular Collections for Research Protocols
  • Whole Blood Exchange
  • Priming the Apheresis System with Blood
  • Tandem procedures
  • Management of Adverse Events during Apheresis Procedures

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