Platelets may be issued from an alternative apheresis platelet set undergoing validation

You may notice some minor visual differences

30 July 2021

We're validating an alternative apheresis platelet set and platelets collected using the alternative set may be issued subject to meeting the specification.

This alternative set is from the same supplier but you may notice some minor visual differences to the base label on the platelet pack and the administration ports are approximately 1cm shorter. 

We assure you that the specification and volume of the apheresis platelet component remains the same.

Alison Sivyer - Consultant Nurse, Apheresis, Blood Supply