Label Format and Material

All manufactured blood components released for issue to hospital customers have a standard format label applied to the container/bag. This is often referred to as the ‘end label’. Labelling of blood and blood components by blood operators in Canada aligns with the ISBT 128 Standard: Technical Specification (published by ICCBBA, Inc.), the definitive source describing the ISBT 128 labelling standard. There are several options outlined in the ISBT 128 Standard: Technical Specification that are to be nationally determined.


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