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  1. 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 - Clifford Reeves.pptx Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 11/27/2020  
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    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 - Clifford Reeves.pptx
  2. Maintaining enough staff. Too many people use a large facility as a stepping stone to another job for more money. Having Senior Management understand the difference between a Blood Bank and Clinical Lab - we're not the same. Maintaining inventory. There is always a shortage of something. Competency Assessment - huge pet peeve of mine. You go to a talk by _____________ and hear them pontificate on how we all make competency assessment so hard on ourselves. Then say something silly like, all you need to do is watch them do a _______ proficiency testing sample, they will be pro
  3. The script that runs Welcome Bot is under repair. There have been new members, they just missed out on their welcome post. https://www.pathlabtalk.com/forum/index.php?/search/&type=core_members&sortby=joined&sortdirection=desc
  4. Yikes, I can't imagine. Our RBC inventory is about 1000. We run a short date list daily. We find units with X days remaining (I believe 3) and put them in a special place for immediate use. We also release units from patients nightly. One of those two processes finds units that may be a failure to issue in the computer. With usage as high as we have, invariably units go missing. About once a year we lose a unit or two. We have an investigation process, and if that fails, we make them as lost.
  5. We're a large facility with many oncology patients. We made the decision to move to 100% irradiated cellular products a long time ago. Not an issue for us. We put in patient instructions for special requests like irradiated, I do not believe we have ever removed that instruction from a patient.
  6. I always seem to stick my nose where it doesn't belong. Do you recall the device? Trima? Amicus? You could contact them, ask for their manufacturer's instructions, and provide them to the facility with a suggestion they may want to alter their policies. That does not sound healthy for the platelets.
  7. Lookit wiseguy, I was responding to a comment about platelets. We have had docs request plasma when patients had severe reactions in the past and washed product restrictions. No, we have not figured out how to wash plasma yet.
  8. We try to give compatible, but unless they have a restriction for a certain ABO type, we give incompatible. If needed, we wash.
  9. I'd contact the manager of the collecting facility. This does not sound right. We also allow ours to sit for 10 minutes to an hour before placing on an agitator.
  10. Let me play devils advocate to your devils advocate. What ABO platelet would you give out if all you had was an incompatible platelet?
  11. MediaLab has SSO, which is nice. We have a link in our Start menu, then you get automatically logged in. Can you explore that option?
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