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Table 2 Procedure and time (average and range, when appropriate) for each irradiated box (5 bags) carried out by personnel of the Transfusion Department

From: Implementation of a new cost efficacy method for blood irradiation using a non dedicated device

Procedure External procedure time (minutes) Internal procedure time (minutes)
Call for arrangements 15 0
Select unit components 5 5
Preparation phase (+ fax) 6 (range: 5-7) 6 (range: 5-7)
Contracted driver, delivery and collection of irradiated units 15 0
Preparation of blood components 10 10
Time total (from leaving to returning to the transfusion department) 75 (range: 60-90) 30 (range: 20-40)
Load procedure of blood components by the transfusion department 20 10
Total 146 (range: 130-162) 61 (range: 50-72)