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JOANBALONE last won the day on February 29 2012

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  1. Have a really Happy Birthday today!

  2. I agree with Malclom (as usual)
  3. Pneumatic Tube Users

    I agree with tskridge. We use temperature indicators on blood that is kept in remote storage (OR, SICU). I consider a Safe-T-Vue for "blood bank only" use.
  4. Blood Warmers

    Why do you keep 2 in the blood bank? JB
  5. Separating plasma from cells

    We have stopped this practice a few years ago with out any issues. JB
  6. Transfusion Time

    I agree with EDibble
  7. discharge instructions

    CAP TRM41475 For patients receiving transfusions that will not be observed by medical personnel post-transfusion, instructions are provided to the patient regarding adverse reactions to transfusion.
  8. A no armband system for transfusions?

    I am all for 'no armbands' but if you must use them you can make an exception to your policy for the outpatients - they can take them home in an envelope and bring them back on day of surgery.
  9. Immediate spin crossmatch

    Hi David, This is what I found from the FDA - 606.151 Compatibility testing. © Procedures to demonstrate incompatibility between the donor’s cell type and the recipient’s serum or plasma type. I cannot find the FDA requirement for ISXM. Can you post it?
  10. How do you get blood to the patient care area in an emergency?
  11. I may not consider the mixed field pan agglutinin as junk. I would consider it an autoantibody most probably due to autoimmune disease. I would report an eluate positive with all cells. You mentioned that the antibody screen is negative so I would not perform additional testing. I agree with Malcolm, in terms of transfusion it is not considered clinically significant.
  12. Immediate spin crossmatch

    Has anyone been cited for not doing an immediate spin crossmatch in addition to a gel crossmatch and they have a validated computer system that detects ABO incompatibility?
  13. Immediate spin crossmatch

    Hi everyone, A few years ago many Transfusion Services started performing an immediate spin crossmatch in addition to IgG gel crossmatch even though the Transfusion Service had a validated computer system to detect ABO incompatibility. Is anyone not doing an immediate spin crossmatch in addition to IgG gel crossmatch when the patient has a clinically significant antibody (or history of) when you have a validated computer system to detect ABO incompatibility? If so, why not? has an inspector had a problem with this? what have you based your decision (CAP, AABB)? thanks for your input JB