Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Offers Validation Protocol to Apheresis Collection Facilities Implementing ISBT 128 Label for Collection for Further Manufacture

Posted in :: 2022 Volume 5 :: Friday, November 18th, 2022

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 ( for questions and/or to request the protocol. Questions about the ST-018 standard should be sent to ICCBBA’s help desk at