Guidelines for the Blood Transfusion Services in the United Kingdom

This is the sixth edition of this publication, also known as the 'Red book'. Sections cover: quality system elements for the collection and processing of blood and blood products; guidelines for blood components, including the care and selection of donors, and quality assurance at donation sessions; the evaluation and manufacture of blood components and specifications; fractionated plasma products and derivatives; production and use of reagents; tissue banking; haemopoietic progenitor cell (HCP) collection, processing and transplantation activities including bone marrow; specification for uniform labelling and standards for electronic data interchange.