- Be ready to thaw large quantities of plasma.
- Staff for 24 hours or more.
- Have a plan for handling routine work.
- Plan for getting large quantities of blood products from blood supplier and processing them.
- Reroute unnecessary phone calls away from the Blood Bank.
- Be prepared for the unexpected.
- A communication plan is a necessity.
- Team members care and they are affected by the events that occur around them. They need support and flexibility through and after such events.