ISO 3826-4:2015 specifies requirements including performance requirements for aphaeresis blood bag systems with integrated features. Aphaeresis blood bag systems need not contain all of the integrated features identified in this part of ISO 3826.
The integrated features refer to: needle stick protection device, leucocyte filter, sterile barrier filter, pre-collection sampling device, red blood cell storage bag, plasma storage bag, platelet storage bag, polymorphonucleic (e.g. stem) cell storage bag, post-collection sampling devices, and connections for storage solutions, anticoagulant, and replacement fluid.
ISO 3826-4:2015 specifies additional requirements for blood bag systems used to collect varying quantities of blood components or cells by apheresis. It can be used on automated or semi-automated blood collection systems.