The department shall with the advice of the Blood Bank Advisory Committee establish
rules and regulations for the standards and specific requirements for operation of
blood banks including, but not limited to:
(2) Proficiency evaluation of testing procedures.
(3) Standards for collection, processing, storage, distribution and proper conduct
of the blood transfusion service of blood and blood products.
(4) The identification and screening of donors.
(5) Qualifications for director of and personnel employed in a blood bank.
(6) Restrictions upon the use of blood donors.
(7) A system of identifying the donor of the blood and blood donated at all times
including after the blood has been administered to the recipient.
(8) The department shall set guidelines for the location of blood banks in order to
avoid areas of high risk where there are high levels of hepatitis or other diseases
transferred by blood transfusions.
(9) Help communities establish a system for determining the inventory of blood in
all blood banks and the coordination of the distribution of blood and blood products
for the purpose of reducing wastage.
(10) The department shall help communities establish and develop volunteer blood donor
programs. This will include advice and assistance in public education and the organizational
structure of these programs.
(11) The department shall establish standards for blood shipped into the Commonwealth,
which is collected outside the State.
(12) The department shall make a major effort to insure that its rules and regulations
governing blood banks are coordinated with and do not conflict with existing State
or Federal laws.
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