AABB Temperature Standards 2018

BLOOD PRODUCTS BY TEMPERATURE GROUP: STORAGE AND TRANSPORT (AABB)

Reference: “AABB Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services,” 31st Edition – Effective April 1, 2018

Group I Temperatures

Component Storage Transport
Whole Blood 1°-6° C 1°-10° C
Whole Blood, Irradiated
RBCs (Red Blood Cells)
RBCs, Deglycerolized
RBCs, Irradiated
RBCs, Leukocytes Reduced
RBCs, Rejuvenated
RBCs, Deglycerolized Rejuvenated
RBCs, Washed
RBCs, Apheresis
RBCs, Apheresis Leukocytes Reduced
Plasma, Fresh Frozen Plasma FFP (after thawing)
Plasma, Frozen Within 24 Hours 
After Phlebotomy (after thawing)
Plasma, Thawed
Plasma, Cryoprecipitate Reduced (after thawing)
Plasma, Liquid

Group II Temperatures

Component Storage Transport
Platelets 20°-24° C
CONTINUOUS GENTLE AGITATION
20°-24° C
Platelets, Irradiated
Platelets, Leukocytes Reduced
Platelets, Pooled Leukocytes Reduced
Platelets, Pooled (or open system)
Platelets, Apheresis
Platelets, Apheresis Irradiated
Platelets, Apheresis Leukocytes Reduced
Apheresis Granulocytes
Apheresis Granulocytes Irradiated
AHF, Cryoprecipitated
AHF, Thawed Cryprecipitated
AHF, Plasma Thawed Cryoprecipitated

Group III Temperatures

Component Storage Transport
AHF, Plasma Cryoprecipated ≤ -18° C MAINTAIN FROZEN STATE
AHF Pooled Cryoprecipitated (before freezing)
Plasma, Frozen Within 24 Hours After Phlebotomy
Plasma, Cryoprecipitate Reduced
FFP – Plasma, Fresh Frozen ≤ -18° C OR ≤ -65° C ≤ -18° C OR ≤ -65° C