Expanded Donor Pool
STS partners with diversified, reliable platelet donors
To help us meet the nation’s urgent apheresis needs—and to provide institutions with an alternate and reliable pathogen-reduced platelet supply—Secure Transfusion Services (STS) has developed methods to recruit and maintain nonparticipating blood donor populations, including millennials and Generation Z cohorts.
To ensure the consistency and quality of platelets, STS is committed to:
Maintaining a younger and sustainable donor pool.
Screening new donors twice before releasing components for transfusion in order to minimize window period risk, providing a standard in excess of regulatory requirements.
Building a community of recurring, impassioned donors who are compensated for their time
Following guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Adhering to AABB standards and the use of key predictors of collection efficiency
Deploying pathogen-reduction technology (PRT) to minimize the risk of bacterial and viral contamination in platelet collections
Offering 100% pathogen-reduced inventory compliant with all US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and AABB standards
Reducing supply chain interruptions to eliminate the impact to patient care