Priority 3 from the Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can the wastage of donor blood be minimised? (JLA PSP Priority 3)
Overall ranking 3
JLA question ID 0063/3
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence No up-to-date systematic review evidence
Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can we reduce the lag time between request and availability of blood for transfusion? ~ What is the basis for the 30 minute rule? ~ How ethical is it to collect blood that will be destroyed e.g. from AB+ve females ~ How can we reduce blood wastage by improving transport/administration whilst ensuring ready access to blood when required ~ How much blood donated is "wasted" by disposal? ~ How might this percentage (i.e. wastage/redundancy) be reduced?
Submitted by 4 blood recipients ~ 4 relatives or carers of blood recipients ~ 20 blood donors ~ 17 health professionals 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0063
PSP name Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 51  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2018