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  1. I'm signed up and I can't wait. We are implementing electronic issue in April of 2021. Malcolm you rock!
  2. Since we opened this topic back up........I was simply going to stop using LISS rather than validating a new type. We never use it anyway. If we can't solve it we send it to Canadian Blood Services. Is there a good reason why we should keep it? Malcolm?
  3. Malcolm Needs, You do not disappoint. As soon as I saw this post re-emerge, I was just going to log in and answer for you. I tell so many people there is no place in the Blood Bank for a microscope. I love Issit's comment that "it causes more problems than it solves". Thanks for your sharing of knowledge.
  4. If we only do D typing on babies from D negative mothers and a weak D or Du test needs to be performed, the results of the weak D is only valid if the DAT is negative, so a DAT would need to be performed. Therefore, an ABO and DAT would be a good place to start. Just my thought.
  5. We use Immucor for our reverse (back) type and the package insert indicates that we need to confirm the reactivity of the A1, A2, and B red blood cells, not the negative results. So, we only daily QC that they are reactive.
  6. https://www.nacblood.ca/resources/guidelines/CMV.html These are the Canadian National Advisory Committee Guidelines for use of CMV Negative Blood Products.
  7. No Ensis, I'm only asking if there is a specific time between the drawing of the sample and the date of injection mentioned in any standards anywhere. Historically, we have always said it had to be 14 days between sample draw and injection. I'm just wondering if there was a reason. Thanks for your response.
  8. Thank you Mabel. I understand the why of RhIg. I just wasn't sure if 30 days was an acceptable amount of time to have the sample for or if there was a worry of other antibody formation between the time of draw and the time of injection. Perhaps I am just not explaining myself well enough. Thanks for your response.
  9. Does anybody know if there is documentation or requirements anywhere indicating the length of time a sample is good for on an Rh Negative pregnant woman who requires her 28 week RHIG injection? We have always said the injection must be within 14 days, but as with many other things, I'm not sure if there is a scientific reason for this or if it is one of those "That's the way it's always been things" Thanks for your time
  10. I'm very glad you shared this wonderful news with us. We may have never met but you have helped countless people including me in my short time as a member of this forum. I am very excited for you and hope to one day be able to meet you in person. Congratulations! Please don't ever leave this forum, it wouldn't be the same without you. Nikki
  11.  This is the Canadian Standard: A little vague....... To provide ABO- group-compatible red blood cells, there shall be at least two determinations of the recipient’s blood group on record: one from a current sample and the second from the recipient’s previous records;   testing of a separate sample collection; or retesting of the same sample where positive patient identification technology was used at the time of sample collection. Note: Positive patient identification technology refers to a computerized system that uses a barcode, radio-
  12. Poly Specific AHG is less expensive.
  13. I eat cookies as much as possible AuntiS. Wish I could have been at ISBT.
  14. And if you were going to be there Malcolm, I would have changed my plans around and driven 4 hrs to Toronto, just for the opportunity to shake your hand and the ability to say, "I met Malcolm Needs"
  15. Always the BIG question. Was it drawn properly? I think you answered your own question there.
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