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  1. pinktoptube

    Platelets acceptable return temperature

    We take the temp and only will return to inventory if between 20-24C. We do not take the temp when they are received from the blood supplier since they validate their boxes for transport.
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    Complement QC with Poly IgG

    I would say that depends on your manufacturer's instructions for QC.
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    Blood Bank staff

    I'm at a 220 bed hospital, we have dedicated Transfusion Medicine technologists on all shifts. We have hired new grads, they are able to work successfully alone with proper training and the willingness to learn on their part.
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    ARC Packing Slips? Keep? Trash? HELP!

    We have always kept the packing slip for 10 years as part of the traceability of unit, granted the information is entered in our LIS.
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    Temperature Monitoring

    Thank you
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    Temperature Monitoring

    which alarm are you using for the tissue? does it store/log alarms?
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    Platelets for CABG

    I have the same struggle. We are actually required to keep one in stock at all times. Due to the one time we didn't have two for a heart case, one surgeon now always orders two. We discard about 10 -15 a month even with transferring the ones we can out.
  8. Is one hospital performing the T&S and crossmatching, then sending the blood to the transfusing hospital? Or is the sample collected at one hospital and sent to transfusing hospital for testing?
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    Vendor and Supplier audit

    Attached is what I use. Our tissue team leader actually goes to the manufacturing sites and writes a summary on acceptability. TTS-PPM-FORM-035-B Supplier Review Form.doc
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    AABB 5.30.1

    Mixed field observation is it for us.
  11. Would these need an IQCP since you are not using them according to the manufacturer's specifications?
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    FDA Reportable Events

    I believe it would need to be reported. The unit was issued with an error. It also doesn't hurt to just submit it since the FDA will let you know if it didn't need to be reported.
  13. As long as the unit is being transfused I don't see why you would stop the transfusion. The crossmatch at the time of dispense was still valid. I've never been questioned on this, maybe others have.
  14. We don't. We only run an autocontrol if there is new reactivity.
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    BLOOD BANK COMPETENCIES

    Each tech physically performs a gel ABID and a tube method ABID.
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