JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

Supporting Papers

The documents published below where accepted by JPAC (*) and have supported a change in guidelines issued by JPAC.

Use of plasma from first time donors
April 2017
Implemented as Change Notification No. 10 -2017

Extended storage of frozen red cells
August 2016
Implemented as Change Notification no. 32 - 2016

Ocular retrieval and processing times
May 2016
Implemented as Change Notification no. 23 - 2016

Review of the shelf life of fresh frozen plasma components following thawing
February 2016 (pdf - 373KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 16 -2016

Glycogen Storage Disease
January 2016
Implemented as Change Notification no. 01 - 2016

Concessionary release limits for leucocyte depletion  
September 2015
Implemented as Change Notification no. 21 - 2015     

SaBTO Guidance on Ebola Virus and SoHO
October 2014 (pdf - 108KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.43 - 2014   

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome
June 2014 (pdf – 21KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.22 - 2014

Tamoxifen or Raloxifene for breast cancer prevention
JPAC 13-66, November 2013   (pdf - 23KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.18 - 2013

Carcinoma in Situ
JPAC 13-65, November 2013   (pdf - 43KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.18 - 2013

Shelf-life (when frozen) of FFP, cryoprecipitate, cryodepleted plasma and MB-treated FFP
JPAC 13-47, June 2013   (pdf - 20KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.17 - 2013

Decompression illness
JPAC 12-68, September 2012   (pdf - 89KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.29 - 2012

Sickle Cell Trait and Apheresis
JPAC 12-65, September 2012   (pdf - 23KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.27 - 2012

Toxoplasmosis DSG entry
JPAC 12-29, March 2012   (pdf - 13KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.07 - 2012 and no. 18 -2012

Recommendations on a change to the Donor Selection Guidance for Pregnancy
JPAC 12-15, January 2012   (pdf - 11KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 09 - 2012 and no. 16 - 2012

Thawing temperature of FFP, cryoprecipitate, cryodepleted plasma and MB-treated FFP
JPAC 11-58, October 2011   (pdf - 384KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.02 - 2012

Storage temperature (when frozen) of FFP, cryoprecipitate, cryodepleted plasma and MB-treated FFP
JPAC 11-57, September 2011   (pdf - 384KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.01 - 2012

Recommendations on Donor Height and Weight
JPAC 11-10, March 2011   (pdf - 384KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.21 - 2011

Risk assessment for immunosuppression and corneal donation
JPAC 11-56, November 2011   (pdf - 36KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.21 - 2011

Recommendation for a change to the Live Tissue Donor Selection guidance for Malaria
JPAC 11-42, June 2011   (pdf - 6KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.14 - 2011

Recommendations on a change to the Donor Selection Guidance for Pregnancy
JPAC 11-04, March 2011   (pdf - 29KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.1 - 2011

Recommendations on a change to the Donor Selection Guidance for Trying to Conceive
JPAC 11-05, March 11   (pdf - 37KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 2 & no. 8 - 2011

Recommendations on a change to the Donor Selection Guidance for Immunization
JPAC 11-06, March 2011   (pdf - 195KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.3 - 2011

Recommendations on a change to the Donor Selection Guidance for Syphilis
JPAC 11-07, March 11   (pdf - 24KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.4 - 2011

New DSG entry for Porphyria
JPAC 11-08, March 11   (pdf - 39.53KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 5 - 2011

Reinstatement of non-specific reactive tissue donors v1
JPAC 10-65, November 2010   (pdf - 24KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.14 - 2010

Donor Weight and Donation Volumes
November 2010   (pdf - 12KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.12 - 2010

Long term storage of tissue products v1
JPAC 10-50, November 2010   (pdf - 100KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.11 - 2010

Addition to 14.5.1 of the Red Book to allow rare antisera to be used in investigations.
JPAC 10-17, June 2010   (pdf - 8KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.6 - 2010

HbS testing neonatal red cell components
JPAC 09-71, January 2010   (pdf - 8KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.1 - 2010

Pandemic H1N1V influenza mitigating actions v1
January 2010   (pdf - 28KB)

Proposal to amend the content of 12.1.4 f) of the 2005 Guidelines.
October 2009   (pdf - 4KB)

Recommendations for changes to acceptance criteria for UK whole blood and component donors
September 2009   (pdf - 300KB)

Proposal to change the Mandatory testing of blood donations
JPAC 09-19, March 2009   (pdf - 24KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.16 - 2009

Revised Wording to Red Book Responsibility for Blood Collection
JPAC 09-17, March 2009   (pdf - 5KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.13 - 2009

Recommendations on Apheresis Donation in young and first time donors
JPAC 09-16, June 2009   (pdf - 572KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 12 - 2009

Chikungunya virus infection: Ravenna region of Italy
JPAC 09-06, March 2009   (pdf - 5KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.11 - 2009

Consideration for Change to Red Book Regarding Testing of Neonatal Deceased Tissue Donors from SACT
JPAC 08-67, May 2009   (pdf - 12KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 10 - 2009

Proposal to remove the requirement for face-to-face interviews for living donors
JPAC 08-68, May 2009   (pdf - 8KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 9 - 2009

Proposal to raise the donor age limit for pulmonary heart valves
May 2009   (pdf - 8KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 8 - 2009

Red cell concentrate quality
Re-manufacture of RCC-CPD into RCC-SAGM

JPAC 08-79, September 2008   (pdf - 509KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.7 - 2009

X-ray irradiation of blood components
JPAC 08-75, October 2008   (pdf - 727KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.6 - 2009

Proposed change to Red Book label specification
JPAC 08-77, November 2008 
  (pdf - 11KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.5 - 2009

Proposal to Change the UK Specification for Methylene Blue-Treated Cryoprecipitate
JPAC 08-74, October 2008
   (pdf - 12KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no.3 - 2009

Recommendations for removal of the upper age limit for regular whole blood and component donors
November 2008
   (pdf - 171KB)
Implemented as Change Notification no. 7 - 2008

RhD grouping of FFP
2005