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  1. Blood Transfusion Therapy in Haemoglobinopathies Blood Transfusion Therapy in Haemoglobinopathies This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Blood Transfusion Therapy for Haemoglobinopathies.pptx Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 11/13/2017  
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    Blood Transfusion Therapy in Haemoglobinopathies This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Blood Transfusion Therapy for Haemoglobinopathies.pptx
  2. Just saying Hi

    Welcome, anyone who has Malcolm as en employee is very fortunate.
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  5. Allergic Reaction Allergic Reaction This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Allergic Reactions .pptx Allergic Reactions - Clifford Reeves.pptx Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 11/06/2017  
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    Allergic Reaction This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Allergic Reactions .pptx
  7. You need to click the link and you'll be brought to the Questions section of the site. https://www.pathlabtalk.com/forum/index.php?/questions/question/6-antibodyantigen-reaction/
  8. All I heard was blah blah blah. I have that as a disclaimer for all of the questions you provided. Malcolm did an insane amount of work for us, I am forever grateful for all that he does for this site.
  9. Antibody/Antigen Reaction Antibody/Antigen Reaction This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Antibody Antigen Reactions.pptx Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 10/30/2017  
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  11. I can imagine at least two negative effects, first you will dilute out the marker you are testing for, second, the anticoagulant will interfere with the test. It's critical that you follow the manufacturer's specimen requirements. I agree. What I remember from older bags is a sampling port being attached to the line. You'd collect your samples first, then clamp that off, then divert the blood to the collection bad. I believe most modern bags have a diversion pouch where you collect the blood for the samples to that pouch (40 or 50 mls - not sure), then again, divert to the collection bag. In both of those scenarios, the initial collection of the blood, including a skin plug if present, go to the diversion bag first. This helps reduce the risk of contamination.
  12. These are regulated tests, AABB is not a regulator. FDA mandates the testing in the US. Here is the list of approved tests and their specimen requirements: https://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts/licensedproductsblas/blooddonorscreening/infectiousdisease/ucm080466.htm As for the pic of the blood bag, that is an open system. You have an open needle, and while I understand the philosophy that it will be placed under a vacuum, the bag itself is still open. All collection bags have a mechanism to collect the specimens in a closed system, there is no need to ever enter a bag like you show. If this is a one off thing that you need to do, you can steriley dock on a satellite bag and enter that bag. I still advise against this for your infectious disease specimens as it's not allowed.
  13. Again, it appears you are not in the US, so I am not familiar. You'll need to check what the sample requirements are for your infectious disease testing. That's a lot of anticoagulant diluting the specimen and it's not likely acceptable.
  14. What kind of testing? You would not be able to do viral marker testing as the whole blood has been diluted with CPD, and CPD is likely not approved as an anticoagulant for the tests cleared by the FDA (assuming you are using FDA cleared tests - I see you are posting from Egypt).
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