6. Blood components

This section provides a brief description of the main blood components. Full details of the specifications of blood components should be available from each blood establishment, which will have quality assurance procedures to maintain compliance with the approved specification. Blood establishments are regulated and inspected in accordance with the requirements of the relevant EU Directives.

Nonographs describing blood components can be found at www.edqm.eu (go to Guide to Preparation, use and quality control blood components).