Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Offers Validation Protocol to Apheresis Collection Facilities Implementing ISBT 128 Label for Collection for Further Manufacture
Don’t let the new ISBT 128 apheresis collection split label leave you with a split-ting headache! ICCBBA has recently released the ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Collection Products for Further Manufacture (ST-018) for use on apheresis collection products. To facilitate implementation, Be the Match (NMDP) has developed a validation protocol for collection centers that plan to utilize the new labels. This will allow users to more readily implement ST-018, which provides standardized, consistent labeling to all apheresis collection bags destined for further manufacturing by a sponsor/manufacturer. Please reach out to Tamara Lengacher at NMDP (tlengach@NMDP.org) for questions and/or to request the protocol. Questions about the ST-018 standard should be sent to ICCBBA’s help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.