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Originator: MHRA Medical Device Alerts

Issue date: 04-Dec-2019 11:59:12

This alert has been issued to:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Special Health Authorities

Action category: Action

Title: Spectra Optia apheresis: anticoagulant bags used with ‘Correct Connect’ connectors – risk of unbroken ‘frangible’ connector during use

Broadcast content: Manufactured by Terumo BCT – inadequately broken anticoagulant ‘frangible’ may lead to clotting and inadequate therapy during apheresis procedures.

Additional information: NHS England Regional offices:
Do not cascade to primary care

Alert reference: MDA/2019/041

Action underway deadline: 27-Dec-2019

Action complete deadline: 24-Jan-2020


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