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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section C.04.409 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-12-13:

  •  (1) The skin of a donor at the site of phlebotomy shall be prepared thoroughly and carefully by a method that gives maximum assurance of a sterile container of blood.

  • (2) The blood of the donor shall be collected, the human plasma shall be separated and the red blood cell suspension shall be returned to the donor by aseptic methods in a sterile collection system.

  • (3) All surfaces that come in contact with blood or human plasma shall be both sterile and pyrogen-free.

  • (4) Equipment and waste materials contaminated with blood or human plasma shall be removed immediately following usage for incineration or disinfection.

  • (5) Any spillage of blood or human plasma shall be treated as a potential source of infection and the area shall be decontaminated immediately.

  • SOR/78-545, s. 1
  • SOR/85-1022, s. 4
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