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  1. illinoisbloodbanker

    BloodBankTalk: Allergic Reaction

    I just answered this question. My Score PASS  
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    Dropping Blood Bank Bands

    We have continued to use a unique blood bank banding system and have been on EPIC for several years. ER had their own EPIC label printer but the lab had to remove it due to the high number of labelling errors.
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    Grifols Erytra

    To all the Erytra users out there I am wondering what you are using for your source of water. The Chemistry department in my lab will not allow me access to the Millipore system because it is plumbed directly to the Architects. With my volume of testing it looks like I may need 6L of DI water per day. Is anyone purchasing water for their Erytra? How is that process going?
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    Thanks for all the information but as a small transfusion service I am wondering where I would get the large volume of cells needed to perform the alloadsorption. We don't routinely have them available and warm auto work ups are few and far between for us.
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    Kleihauer Betke

    We have found that washing the specimen and removing any buffy coat layer helps to diminish the complication of white cells in the final smear. As a final assurance, we always place the pippette at the bottom of the tube of washed cells to obtain our specimen for the stain. We have noticed a huge improvement. By the way, they are performed on all shifts by generalists.
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    Economy's effect on your hospital

    The blood center I am at has just enacted a pay freze, hiring freeze, a 5% reduction in vacation accrual, and of course no overtime, no travel, and no usage of the company credit card. The hospitals in the area have only done hiring freezes that I know of.

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