Component Modifications – Washed
Washing of red blood cells may be indicated for patients with a history of severe or repeated reactions that is unresponsive to premedication. Canadian Blood Services employs an instrument that allows washing to occur in a closed system, with 100 ml of Saline Adenine Glucose Manitol (SAGM) additive solution added to the final component.
“Extra wash” red blood cells are also available for IgA patients with anti-IgA and a history of anaphylactic reactions, when IgA deficient donor red blood cells are not available.
For more information see our Circular of Information and Customer Letter 2013-13
Washed Red Blood Cells with Extended Expiry – Product Codes and Label Text