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:
- Fast Facts About New Blood Pack Label (PDF 1MB) – for issue with blood packs and for general education about the new labelling standard
- Old vs New Blood Pack Label Comparison (PDF 2MB) – illustrates how to find and match donor numbers
- Quick Reference Guide (PDF 824KB) to Bedside check with New Pack Label – illustrated guide showing the bedside checking process with the new pack label
- Bedside Checklist with New Pack Label Fast Facts (PDF 370KB) – pre-transfusion bedside checklist also incorporating the ‘Fast Facts’ information about the new pack labels.