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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Work in a blood donor clinic 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252397  Work in a blood donor clinic 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Phlebotomy Technicians 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114727  Work in a blood donor clinic  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for learners who are required to work in a blood transfusion donor clinic environment.

The procurement of safe blood from voluntary, non-remunerated and regular blood donors is critical to the safety of the blood supply for transfusion. The qualifying learner will be able, through knowledge, skills and attitude, to work safely within the field of blood transfusion thus enhancing health care delivery in the country.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood transfusion regulations and donor acceptance criteria.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood products.
  • Work in a blood donation clinic. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Unit standard 114728: Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology relevant to medical pathology and blood transfusion at NQF Level 4.
  • Unit standard 114730: Comply with safety requirements in the medical pathology or blood transfusion fields at NQF Level 4.
  • Unit standard 114731: Demonstrate knowledge of medical ethical guidelines in the medical laboratory or blood transfusion fields at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The prescribed protocols referred to in this unit standard are the written instructions relating to specific tasks and procedures of the institution where the learner is currently employed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of blood transfusion regulations and donor acceptance criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The contents of the current Standards for the Practice of Blood Transfusion in South Africa are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Blood donor acceptance criteria are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of the types of tests that are performed on donated blood is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of blood products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different blood products are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Usage and storage requirements of blood products are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Blood products include but not limited to whole blood, red blood cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma, coagulation factors, immunoglobin, albumin, cryoprecipitate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specific procedure required to collect the product is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Autologous, plasmapheresis, cellular, homologous, directed donation, apheresis.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Work in a blood donation clinic. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Mobile or fixed clinic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Educational materials are appropriately organized to ensure the public has maximum exposure to information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The clinic is set-up according to workplace protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The flow of blood donors through the clinic is monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Donor concerns, if any, are addressed according to workplace protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Blood and blood products are stored and transported to a processing facility. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Standards of Practice for Blood Transfusion in South Africa.
  • Aseptic techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to identify and interact with the selected blood donors to address their concerns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively to work in a blood donor clinic and to facilitate the flow of blood donors in the clinic. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when using blood transfusion regulations and donor acceptance criteria to select blood donors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when interacting with selected blood donors in a blood donation clinic. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114727, "Work in a blood donor clinic", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Learners working in a blood donor clinic must be registered with a relevant Statutory Health Council. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59345   Further Education and Training Certificate: Phlebotomy Techniques  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HPCSA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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