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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section C.04.416 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-12-13:

  •  (1) The maximum quantity of whole blood that may be collected by plasmapheresis from a donor at one time is

    • (a) where the donor’s weight is 40 kg or more but not more than 50 kg, 9 mL per kg of body weight;

    • (b) where the donor’s weight is more than 50 kg but not more than 80 kg, 500 mL; or

    • (c) where the donor’s weight is more than 80 kg, 600 mL.

  • (2) The maximum feasible volume of red blood cell suspension shall be returned to a donor before another unit of whole blood is collected from him.

  • (3) If the red blood cell suspension of the first collection of whole blood cannot be returned to the donor, then no further collection of blood shall be made for three months.

  • (4) No more than two donations of plasma shall be collected from a donor within any 48-hour period.

  • (5) No more than four donations of plasma shall be collected from a donor within any seven-day period.

  • (6) The maximum quantity of whole blood, not including anticoagulant, that may be collected by plasmapheresis from a donor within any six-month period is

    • (a) where the donor’s weight is less than 50 kg, 19 L;

    • (b) where the donor’s weight is 50 kg or more but not more than 80 kg, 26 L;

    • (c) where the donor’s weight is more than 80 kg, 31 L.

  • SOR/78-545, s. 1
  • SOR/85-1022, s. 7
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