Name of Office: National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP)
While donated blood is free, there are significant costs associated with collecting, testing, preparing components, labeling, storing and shipping; recruiting and educating donors; and quality assurance. As a result, processing fees are charged to recover costs. Processing fees for individual blood components vary considerably. The following are acceptable maximum allowable processing fee for blood/components:Whole blood: Php 1,500.00; Pack Red Cells: Php 1,100.00; Fresh FrozenPlasma: Php 700.00; Cryopprecipitate: Php 700.00; and Cryosupernate:Php 700.00. (AO 181 s. 2002). Hospitals charge for any additional testing that may be required, such as the crossmatch, as well as for the administration of the blood.