O D negative red cells for emergency stock to be issued with a minimum of 21 days remaining shelf life.
You don't need to specify a maximum age
When requesting O D negative red cells for emergency stock, please request ‘Emergency Stock’ in the line notes on OBOS. You don’t need to specify a maximum age. Hospital Services will issue fresh red cells up to a maximum age of 14 days from bleed. Using this approach will ensure we continue to maintain our stock levels, safeguarding supply for all.
Tracey Scholes - Operations Manager, Hospital Customer Service