Blood Documents

This section consists of documents that pertain to blood products. 


IN-003 ISBT 128 for Blood Components, An Introduction – PDF

This document provides an overview of the ISBT 128 Standard and how it applies to blood products. It also describes the elements needed to achieve standardization and how the standard is used to encode information into machine-readable form.


ST-005 ISBT 128 Standard Labeling of Blood Components v1.1.0 – PDF

This document is intended to help facilities, label vendors, and software developers design appropriate ISBT 128 labels for blood products.


IG-021 Implementation Guide: Use of Product Code [Data Structure 003] - Blood v1.1.0 - PDF

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for the use of the Product Code [Data Structure 003] and its supporting database in the coding of blood components.


IG-027 Implementation Guide: Use of Red Cell Antigens with Test History [Data Structure 030] v1.2.0 – PDF

The purpose of this document is to provide implementation guidance for users and software developers who wish to implement Red Cell Antigens with Test History [Data Structure 030]. This document provides background information and examples of the use of Red Cell Antigens with Test History [Data Structure 030]. It provides supplementary information only and is therefore intended to be used in conjunction with the ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification (ST-001).


JP-003 Blood Bag Identification Using ISBT 128 and GS1 v1.0.1 – PDF

This document is intended to provide guidance to blood bag manufacturers, their customers, and software developers on the bar coding of blood bags and their shipping containers. It deals with the relationship between information held in the GS1 carton codes and the ISBT 128 blood container label codes, and recommends ways to simplify the mapping between this information.


TB-012 ISBT 128 Implementation Plan v1.0.0 – PDF

This example plan was meant to be comprehensive, and not all steps may be needed by all facilities. Therefore, facilities should use it as a guide or checklist of things to consider rather than attempting to follow it precisely.