DODD 6480.04 CE-02
Armed Services Blood Program Operational Procedures
|Publication Date:||20 April 2020|
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6480.04 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5136.01 (Reference (b)) and DoDI 5025.01 (Reference (c)) to implement policy established in DoDD 6000.12E (Reference (d)), assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures to carry out the responsibilities of the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) during peacetime, contingency, and wartime operations.
b. Prescribes the mobilization planning process for blood and blood products (class VIIIB) in support of geographic Combatant Commanders with the support of the Commander of U.S. Transportation Command. Planning factors do not include electrolytes, colloids, or fluid requirements.
c. Establishes the requirement for publishing, procurement, and utilization, by military blood bank facilities, of the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services (Reference (e)), and AABB Technical Manual (TM) (Reference (f)).
d. Prescribes guidance for the establishment and implementation of blood bank procedures by the military blood bank facilities, as appropriate, in accordance with title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (Reference (g)).