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  1. One thing I would add to Dansket's post is that the standard says group O, it does not say O Neg. If your specimen types Rh Positive, you may, according to the standard, switch to O Pos and save your O Neg inventory for actual Rh Negative patients.
  2. Thank you to all who weighed in on this subject.
  3. This question was raised recently: why do we always place Red Cells in the upright position for storage and shipping? The shipping part is easy--that's the way the Blood Supplier says it is supposed to be. I cannot find an answer to the storage in the refrigerator. Does anyone know of any standards, recommendations, etc for how to store Packed RCs in the refrigerator--and why? Thank you,
  4. We use Mobilab with Meditech and we love it! When we "upgraded" to Meditech 6 we tried the PHH module that Meditech has and it was a disaster, so we went back with Mobilab. Maybe it would be OK if you didn't know how good Mobilab was, but I can't recommend it.
  5. Same here, so we don't issue more than one platelet at a time.
  6. This does not happen often at my facility, but our policy is similar to AMcCord's. If already infusing, the nurses continue the transfusion and document that. If not infusing on arrival, we are rarely notified prior to the ambulance departing, so we rarely get to send the units back. If there were appropriate shipping conditions/paperwork, then we would accept into our inventory; if not then the units are discarded and the transferring facility notified.
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  8. We also have a communication log. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, ours is just a spiral bound notebook. We also give verbal report to the oncoming shift. This isn't fool proof, but it helps.
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