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New ISBT 128 Blood Pack Labelling

The Information Standard for Blood and Transplant (ISBT 128) is the global standard for the labelling and information transfer of medical products of human origin.  The Australian Red Cross Blood Service will be adopting the ISBT 128 standard for labelling of their blood packs in 2018.  Staff involved in the transfusion can expect to see these new labels on blood packs from mid-November 2018.

Educational resources to support the use of ISBT 128 labelled blood products have been developed for SA Pathology and South Australian health providers using blood: 

For more information, please contact your local BloodSafe nurse, SA Pathology or the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.


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