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Beth Eades

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Beth Eades last won the day on March 29 2011

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  • Birthday 01/10/1970

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  2. We had two incidents that were discovered a few months apart, but basically, it happened like this..... About 10 years ago when there was a shortage (to put it mildly) of commercial Anti-S, we were using unlicenced antisera (donor antibody) to mass screen our donors. These were random screenings, looking for "good stuff". A unit from a donor previously tested as S negative during this time period was used to fill an antigen order from a hospital. We confirmed the typing on this unit using Biotest Anti-S. The hospital found the unit to be incompatible. The unit DAT was negative so they retyped it for S. Using Immucor Anti-S, they found the unit to be S positive. It was returned to us and we typed the unit as positive with Immucor Anti-S and negative with Biotest Anti-S. We performed HEA typing by PCR and found the unit to be S positive. This information was reported to Biotest. While waiting to hear from them, a similar incident was discovered so we stopped using their Anti-S for confirmatory testing. The matter is still unresolved as far as I know. We were really disappointed to have to stop using it because a 5-minute Anti-S is a dream. We have had no problems with any of their other antisera and use Rh and K daily. Hope this helps!
  3. Wescott also sells tips for the TipMaster at a much lower price. We use them and are very happy. ~Beth
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    Hi, Cliff. I have an HTC Hero and I had the same problem as described above when trying to select BBTalk from the middle of the page. If I selected it from the Forum dropdown menu in the page banner, I could access it; however, all of the content is crammed together and overlaying the next column. Hope this helps. I love the idea of being able to access this site wherever I happen to be. Beth
  5. Does anyone happen to have a package insert for Baxter Dade Neutr-AB Reagent? I have an old vial which expired in 1994, but I'd like to play with it. Thanks, Beth
  6. Does any have contact information for SCARF? The link http://jove.prohosting.com/~scarfex does not work. Thanks, Beth
  7. We are currently using some BioTest antisera (Rh and Kell). We were using their Anti-S, but now only use it for screening after false negatives were found and confirmed by DNA. BioTest has not been able to resolve the discrepancies.
  8. I have received mine, as well. We all love them! Thanks so much, Damien!
  9. Is anyone using high glycerol method to freeze RBCs collected on the Trima Accel and/or Haemonetics MCS+8150? Thanks, Beth
  10. Thank you for the info. Unfortunately, I do not have access to cord blood since I work in a blood manufacturing facility instead of a hospital blood bank. Because of privacy issues, local hospitals cannot share these with us anymore. I did, however, use papain treated group O rr donor cells to perform one adsorption and the antibody was significantly reduced. After the adsorption, I had only very weak reactions with D+C+ cells. I sent R1R1 units which were 1+ reactive with the unaltered plasma (vw+ with adsorbed plasma) as compared to a 3+ auto control. Thanks again. I appreciate your input.
  11. I have a sample from a patient with a previous history of warm auto antibodies. He is Opos and his phenotype is C+ c- E-; K-; Fy(a-b+); Jk(a+b+); S- s+. The screen (gel )this time is 1+, w+, 0 and AC is 3+. The DAT is 2+ with Poly and IgG, neg with C' and saline. The eluate is a 4+ panagglutinin. The panel (gel) shows all D+C+ and D-C+ cells as 1+ and D+ C- cells as vw+. All D-C- cells are negative. Phenotypically matched cells are 1+. Our policy is to give Rh and K matched for warm autos but if he has an allo anti-G, couldn't this cause a severe hemolytic reaction? I know I can differentiate using adsorbtion/elution studies. If it's an anti-D, -C, then it's auto and I can give R1R1 K-. If it's an anti-G, it could be auto or allo, right?
  12. I had the exact same thing last night. My initial screen and panel was in gel. I switched to LISS and PeG by tube with the same results although PeG gave significantly stronger reactions. I did a full phenotype to see what I was working with (neg for E, K, Fya, Fyb, Jka and s) and antibodies to all common red cell antigens were ruled out using a selected cell panel. Only one cell was noted as positive for Bga, the other positives were untyped. I ran another selected cell panel with only Bga pos cells and they were all positive. I recommended crossmatch compatible blood for the patient.
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  14. Congratulations! What a great day!
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