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Baby Banker

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Baby Banker last won the day on December 19 2017

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  1. Baby Banker

    O Pos vs O Neg red cells for emergencies

    I avoid giving O Pos to male trauma patients because if we give them an anti-D and they manage to show up as a trauma patient in the future, they are at grave risk of a serious reaction. I would note though that since I am in a pediatric institution, this is more likely to occur than in a general hospital. Thankfully, we have never been faced with having to use O pos for a female patient. There is usually not much delay in getting a sample; we generally go to type specific pretty quickly.
  2. Baby Banker

    O Pos vs O Neg red cells for emergencies

    I avoid giving O Pos to male trauma patients because if we give them an anti-D and they manage to show up as a trauma patient in the future, they are at grave risk of a serious reaction. I would note though that since I am in a pediatric institution, this is more likely to occur than in a general hospital.
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    Fake blood products

    I use my Validation Environment.
  4. Baby Banker

    Fake blood products

    I use the FIN for my facility, the year, and a random number. I make a label using the stand alone HemaTrax software.
  5. Baby Banker

    Questionable blood types

    How old is this patient? Newborns and geriatric patients may have weakened cell typing reactions.
  6. Baby Banker

    FDA Question

    It is my understanding that if you use a computer system that is validated and has been set up with logic to recognize valid typing reactions (and reject others) that you meet this requirement.
  7. Baby Banker

    Repeat Antibody Investigations

    I agree with R1R2. Just be sure to rule out all the antibodies that the FDA requires that we screen for.
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    Group O platelets titer

    We titer plts. Our cut off is 1:50.
  9. Baby Banker

    Gold Medal.

    Congrats!
  10. Baby Banker

    ABO Retype

    This is what we have always done, but I am in the process of rebuilding the verify type to include a serum type for just this reason.
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    Blood Bank staff

    And we do aliquots in syringes and bags. We also reconstitute whole blood to a specified crit.
  12. Baby Banker

    Blood Bank staff

    We are a pediatric hospital with about 330 beds. That does not include the bascinets. We have a very active Heme/Onc program, as well as CV and neonatology, and Level 1 trauma service. Those are the services that use the most blood. We do stem cell, heart, liver, and kidney transplants.
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    Positive Antibody Screen due to Rhig

    You could do a selected cell panel. Just make sure you cover all the antigens that are required in Canada. Here it is DCEce Kk FyaFyb JkaJkb LeaLeb P1 and MNSs, I think. Immucor has a 20 cell panel that has the upper ten cells are all D+, and the lower ten cells are D=. Cells 11, 12, & 13 can be used to screen for antibodies other than anti-D.
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    Blood Bank staff

    We have dedicated blood bankers on each shift. This was suggested to us by an FDA inspector. We supplement with generalists on evenings and nights.
  15. I forgot to mention that I am at a pediatric hospital which is a level one trauma centre, and we also do heart, kidney, liver, and stem cell transplants. We have a large Heme/Onc practice. We have just under 350 beds, I think.
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