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ASTM International - ASTM ISO/ASTM51939-02

Standard Practice for Blood Irradiation Dosimetry

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 22 January 2002
Status: inactive
Page Count: 12
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1.1 This practice outlines irradiator installation qualification and dosimetric procedures to be followed in the irradiation of blood and blood products by the blood-banking community. If followed, these procedures will help to ensure that the products processed with ionizing radiation from gamma, bremsstrahlung X-rays or electron sources receive absorbed doses within a predetermined range.

1.2 This practice covers dosimetry for the irradiation of blood for these types of irradiators: self-contained dry-storage 137Cs or 60Co irradiators (free-standing irradiators), teletherapy units, self-contained bremsstrahlung X-ray units and electron accelerators. The absorbed dose range for blood irradiation is typically 15 Gy to 50 Gy.

1.3 This practice also covers the use of radiation-sensitive indicators for the visual and qualitative indication that the product has been irradiated.

1.4 This practice is intended for use by technically and non-technically oriented people. It, therefore, contains more tutorial information than many other ASTM and ISO/ASTM dosimetry standards.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability or regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

January 1, 2016
Standard Practice for Blood Irradiation Dosimetry
4.1 Blood and blood components are irradiated to predetermined absorbed doses to inactivate viable lymphocytes to help prevent transfusion-induced graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in certain...
Standard Practice for Blood Irradiation Dosimetry
4.1 The assurance that blood and blood components have been properly irradiated is of crucial importance for patient health. The irradiator operator must demonstrate by means of accurate...
May 15, 2005
Standard Practice for Blood Irradiation Dosimetry
4.1 The assurance that blood and blood components have been properly irradiated is of crucial importance for patient health. The irradiator operator must demonstrate by means of accurate...
ASTM ISO/ASTM51939-02
January 22, 2002
Standard Practice for Blood Irradiation Dosimetry
1.1 This practice outlines irradiator installation qualification and dosimetric procedures to be followed in the irradiation of blood and blood products by the blood-banking community. If followed,...
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