Blood Products

Sanquin Bank of Frozen Blood

One of the challenges in transfusion medicine is to provide compatible blood for patients which are negative for blood group antigens with a very high frequency in the population (so called public antigens), as well as positive for alloantibodies against any of those antigens.

A second category of patients for whom compatible blood may be difficult to find are those with a combination of alloantibodies, so that donors negative for all the antigens involved are very rare.

If autologous blood is not available or not sufficient to cover the needs of the aforementioned patients, it may be necessary to use frozen red cell concentrates from the Sanquin Bank of Frozen Blood (SBFB).

Last edited on: 13 July 2015