Blood components for neonates and intrauterine transfusion are discussed in Chapter 10. Figure 3.1 Production of blood components and blood derivatives. Red cells. These are used to restore oxygen carrying capacity in patients with anaemia or blood loss where alternative treatments are ineffective or inappropriate.
Body fluids are liquids originating from inside the bodies of living humans. They include fluids that are excreted or secreted from the body. Human blood, body fluids, and other body tissues are widely recognised as vehicles for the transmission of human disease. Click here for more information on the potential health risks from bodily fluids.
An example of how this can be achieved is placing the waste in a designated, biohazard-labeled secondary container for storage and transport. The waste bag can then be transferred from the biohazard-labeled secondary container to a regular autoclave pan for final placement in the autoclave.
Non-contaminated waste can be disposed of as medical waste. See How to Package and Dispose of Biohazardous and Medical Waste for detailed disposal instructions. Biohazardous waste. Biohazardous waste includes the following categories: Sharps, including but not limited to hypodermic needles, blades, and slides.