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Blood banking law

RA 1517: Blood banking law

June 16 1956





RA 7719: Repealed or repeals 1517

May 5 1994

The national voluntary blood services act

AO 9 s. 1995

Ao 17- As. 1998

Purpose of 7719

To promote voluntary blood donation

To provide safe, adequate, affordable and equitable blood products

To inform the public

To require all blood banks/ centers to operate on a non profit basis


1. Voluntary blood donors - gave blood without something in return

2. Paid donors – donors who are payed

3. Replacement donors – donates blood in return of another blood Anticoagulants and preservative


• Acid- acid citrate dextrose -21 days

• Citrade phosphate dextrose -2 1days

• CP2D- 35 days

• CPDA1-35 days

• CPDA2- 42 days

• Heparin – 2 days

Hospitals without blood banks takes blood from this :

PBC- Philippine blood center

PNRC- Philippine national red cross

FWB(fresh whole blood)- P1,500

PRBC – P1,100

5 transmisible disease (serological test)

Malaria HBsAg –hepatitis b surface antigen Syphilis –dies when refrigirated Anti HCV – hepatitis c virus Anti HIV – human immune virus


1st stage

2nd stage

Latent stage

Chronic stage


Public education – pnrc, pbcc

Pbcc- Philippine blood coordinating council (baka lumabas)

Promotion in schools – ched, deped

Professional education – doh pbcc, pshbt, psp, pma, pamet, pna

Establishment of blood service network

Pshbt- Philippine society of hematology and blood transfusion

PMA – Philippine medical association

PNA – Philippine nursing association

PSP – Philippine society of pathologist

National voluntary blood services program (NVBSP)

In charge : DOH, PNRC, PBCC

Funds: PCSO and PAGCOR, DUTY FREE Philippines

PAGCOR- Philippine amusement and gaming corporation

PCSO – Philippine charity sweepstake office

Donates 25M per year (pcso and pagcor)

Duty free Philippines ( donates 20m per year)

Commercial blood banks

Phased out

Regulation of blood services

Licensed and qualified physician duly authorized by the DOH


Needs 2 LTO


Equipments, blood bags, Reagents – TAX FREE

Help of DF (department of finance) – to make blood equipments free


Profit based blood bank centers – 1 month to 6 moths, 5,000- 50,000 NO LTO Transfusing blood contaminated with blood transfusion diseases -Revocation of LTO by Health secretary – no money penalty but 10 years imprisonment

Requirements for new license

Minimum number of qualification of personnel

-blood bank / centers

1 trained rmt (1year)

1 laboratory technician

-category a (hospital and non hospital)

Supervised and managed by a competent physician – 6 months bb procedures

Requirements for new license

Category b non- hospital based

-same with category a blood bank /centers

Managed by licensed physician (brl and philipppine board of hematology and blood transfusion)

Pathologist or hematologist

Category b hospital based

Licensed physician with a valid certificate in clinical or anatomical pathology (6 months training)

1. rmt and 1 lab tech

2. Staff development plan

3. Physician facilities, equipments and supplies

4. Biosafety

5. Quality control – all technical staff of blood bank / centers shall satisfactorily passed the minimum proficiency test given by the BRL

6. Recording, reporting and documentation requirements

7. Blood distribution and transport requirements

-blood should be distributed to the hospitals, not to the patients or individuals

8. blood transfusion committee

9. preventive services

10. networking


All the technical staff of bb/centers shall have passed the basic proficiency test

The bb/centers...
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