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  1. I would appreciate any help from users of HMS Plus. what is you protocol for linearity? Do you use Hepline Kit.... Thanks Lablion
  2. Thanks all for the good discussion. I would like to point that STRAC is NOT a transfusion related service, and their data is primarily based on outcomes of ambulance and air care patients. How many of such patients have hemolysis, and morbidity related to all things Dr. Blumberg points out, is neither studied OR reported properly. Secondly, I believe (I may be wrong that STRAC is involved in and researches whole blood transfusion in trauma settings. Whereas we are talking about using whole blood in in-hospital and L&D settings which it totally different and uninvestigated.
  3. Thank you Ward_X, SMiller and Dr. Blumberg for your time and reply. I Agree with the above: There is so much extrapolation and assumptions involved in the decision to use Low titer O group in Hospital settings. Like for e.g. the proponents are showing military data as evidence, but the military uses WARM Fresh whole blood. Secondly, data is about penetrative trauma and whole blood is giving at site or within the golden hour. Urban hospital settings are so much different. Third, the proponents claim success of programs at Utah, Pittsburg, Mayo etc. However, so many questions (see below
  4. The only previous listing on this topic was by SMILLER in 2017. I wonder NOW has anyone moved to using STORED whole blood in a tertiary care urban hospital. The Story so far: Our supplier has an inventory of whole blood (some of which is used by the Fire dept or first responders at site of trauma). They would like the hospitals to use whole blood for massive transfusions and are trying to convince the surgeons about the advantages. Question is: What are the advantages (if any). What are the disadvantages. What would be the indication to use whole blood (instead of the mass
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