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MaryPDX

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  1. We can extend specimens collected to 30 days as long as they have not been pregnant or transfused in the last 90 days and that they don't have an antibody (either currently or historically).
  2. We haven't used blood bank bands in over 25 years. Any errors have dramatically dropped since we instituted the second specimen draw (required for non O patients). Also, checking care everywhere in Epic adds another layer of safety...being able to see any history of blood types and antibodies detected at other facilities has helped tremendously.
  3. Same here.
  4. The only way I'm aware of is DTT treating the screening cells used.
  5. This is correct. Verax is not licensed for PAS platelets.
  6. Our Zebra printers go through Hematrax print server (from Digi-Trax). We didn't have to do anything to adjust the size (it does that automatically). At least that's how I remember it. It's been awhile. Next time I'm at work, I'll try and print out the configuration label. Hopefully it will help.
  7. We use the rad source x-ray irradiator as well. Allows you to irradiate 6 products at the same time. It takes 280 seconds to irradiate. Even though you have to periodically replace the cathode ray tube, that 280 seconds never changes (unlike cesium based irradiators).
  8. We use electronic xm.
  9. RC-Aid is another program. http://www.rcaid.net/
  10. We do the same, plus thalesemia and Dara patients.
  11. We don't get the false positives with Grifols like we did with Ortho. IMHO
  12. Level 1 trauma center with large surgical, heme/onc and BMT programs. 20 min from supplier, 20 plts for stock (average)
  13. For red cells, we switch to ABO specific once we've processed a T&S (and a confirmation type on a second sample when not type O). We do that as long as we can (don't want to waste O cells on a non O if I don't have to). If the patient is Rh neg, and we had been using Rh pos during the massive, we don't switch back to Rh neg until the massive situation is over.