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7 Day Platelet Dating


7 Day Platelet Dating with Safety Measure Testing...

Improves Safety

  • Reduces the risk of bacterial contamination

Improves platelet availability

  • Helps ensure a consistent supply
  • Simplifies inventory management during weekends and holidays
  • Provides inventory flexibility for managing rare HLA matched units

Provides Cost savings

  • Reduces outdates and discards
  • Can fully fund Safety Measure testing and provide additional savings

FDA Clearance

FDA clearances now make 7 Day platelet dating possible:

Recent FDA clearances of 7 Day platelet storage containers from Fenwal and Terumo allow extension of dating of Apheresis platelets in plasma to 7 days when tested with a "Safety Measure"

The Platelet PGD Test is the only FDA cleared "Safety Measure" for platelet testing


7 Day Platelets Are Safe

7 Day Platelets are Safe, Effective and Comparable to 5 Day platelets
A recently published major study in the UK comparing the clinical effectiveness of 7 day 5 day platelets in a Hematology patient population reported that:

  • "Analysis using logistic regressionů.showed no significant difference in the proportion of patients with successful transfusions after administration of 2- to 5- versus 6- or 7-day PLTs"
  • "In hematology patients, there was no evidence that 6- or 7-day PLTs were inferior to 2- to 5-day PLTs, as measured by proportion of patients with successful transfusions, bleeding events, or interval to next transfusion."

Source: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/trf.13038/abstract


 

Substantial Savings


 

Simple Implemenation

Write an SOP for testing and determine how you will label the bags

Test the platelets in storage containers cleared for 7 Days within 24 hours of transfusion on Day 6 or 7 with a Safety Measure like the Platelet PGD test

Update your FDA Registration by simply notifying the FDA

Click here for a simple how to guide.

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Perspective | Paul D Mintz, MD - Chief Medical Officer

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