AABB Temperature Standards 2016

The American Association of Blood Banks is a United States-based professional body and standards organization that was founded in 1947. The organization is now international with members in 80 countries and has taken on a broader scope to include all of transfusion medicine as well as cellular therapies, specifically ones based on hematopoietic stem cells. The AABB works closely with the US Food and Drug Administration and provides technical input into the development of blood regulations for the US.

Whole Blood 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
Whole Blood, Irradiated 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs (Red Blood Cells) 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Deglycerolized 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Irradiated 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Leukocytes Reduced 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Rejuvenated 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Deglycerolized Rejuvenated 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Washed 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Apheresis 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
RBCs, Apheresis Leukocytes Reduced 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
Plasma, Fresh Frozen Plasma FFP (after thawing) 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
Plasma, Frozen Within 24 Hours After Phlebotomy (after thawing) 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
Plasma, Thawed 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
Plasma, Cryoprecipitate Reduced (after thawing) 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
Plasma, Liquid 1-6 ºC 1-10 ºC
Group II
Platelets 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Platelets, Irradiated 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Platelets, Leukocytes Reduced 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Platelets, Pooled Leukocytes Reduced 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Platelets, Pooled (or open system) 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Platelets, Apheresis 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Platelets, Apheresis Irradiated 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Platelets, Apheresis Leukocytes Reduced 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Apheresis Granulocytes 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Apheresis Granulocytes Irradiated 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
AHF, Cryoprecipitate 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
AHF, Thawed Cryprecipitate 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
AHF, Plasma Thawed Cryoprecipitate 20-24 ºC * 20-24 ºC
Group III
AHF, Plasma Cryoprecipitate ≤ -18 ºC Maintain frozen state
AHF Pooled Cryoprecipitate (before freezing) ≤ -18 ºC Maintain frozen state
Plasma, Frozen Within 24 Hours After Phlebotomy ≤ -18 ºC Maintain frozen state
Plasma, Cryoprecipitate Reduced ≤ -18 ºC Maintain frozen state
FFP – Plasma, Fresh Frozen ≤ -18 ºC or ≤ -65 ºC ≤ -18 ºC or ≤ -65 ºC

* Continous gentle agitation required