Centralized quality control inspections for blood bags and leukocyte reduction at the Japanese Red Cross Society


  • 4C-S14-01

Toshio Mazda, Japanese Red Cross Central Blood Institute, Tokyo, Japan
E-mail: t-mazda@jrc.or.jp


The Japanese Red Cross is now emphasizing an intense quality control procedure for testing blood bags and for leukocyte counts in blood components. The inspections and tests are described and the effects and significance these have on blood product management of the supply of safe blood are presented.