Platelets play an important role in hemostasis by leading the blood clotting process. Unlike other blood components, platelets have a relatively short shelf life of five days at room temperature. Platelets are a natural source of growth factors.
GMP-compliant platelets are collected in HemaCare’s FDA-registered collection centers from IRB consented healthy human donors by using the Trima Accel® Automated Blood Collection System platelet collection protocol in an acid-citrate-dextrose (ACD) anticoagulant blood bag with the potential for a single, double, or triple unit of platelets per donor in one collection. HemaCare can perform collections that meet your specific criteria and/or follow your protocol.
HemaCare’s GMP-compliant qualification requires implementation of SOPs and formal quality systems that result in reduced variability and risk. Specifically, our GMP-compliant products require comprehensive employee training, competency assessments, and documentation of training as well as stringent material traceability and equipment logs. Additional quality performance testing and monitoring of quality indicators ensure industry-leading quality and stability.
Use platelets immediately upon receipt.
Testing: Donors are tested for HBV, HCV, HIV, HTLV, WNV, Trypanasoma cruzi, and Syphilis.