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    Reading and more reading. Travel to national parks. Used to shoot sheet not really well but good enough that I didn't embarass myself in front of the "boys". Whatever sport my grandsons are playing, mostly baseball. former aaBB assessor, former Cap inspector.
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    Grew up in northern New Jersey. College -Rutgers. Med Tech since 1966, blood banker (SBB) since 1978, IT analyst (blood bank) since 2003. Should retire but probably never will.
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    Michele Landells

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  1. Transfusion Tag

    **REVISED** 08/21/2017 TRM.41350 Compatibility Label/Tag Phase II A compatibilityBefore issuance, a label or tag including the following information is securely attached to each blood or component unit before issuance, and it remains attached until completion of the transfusion.: ● NOTE: A label or tag must be securely attached to every unit before issuance and remain attached untilIdentification of the transfusion is completed. The label must include appropriaterecipient with two patient and donor identifiers ● Blood (or component) unit identifier ● Recipient and donor blood groups, andtypes ● Interpretation of crossmatch testing interpretations.tests, where applicable ● Donor unit expiration date and time (as applicable) ● Special transfusion requirements (if warranted)
  2. Acceptable glass tubes for blood bank testing

    Has anyone received a reply from any vendor as to why the disclaimer? Found this: http://nowiknow.com/the-war-against-pyrex/ ....For decades, Pyrex was made of borosilicate glass, a special type of glass in which boron oxide is added to the mix. The added boron allows Pyrex to handle heat much better than typical glass, ... As a result, the drug trade needed to find another way to obtain borosilicate glass.... An uptick in theft from an unlikely place. As PopSci so eloquently notes, “[the crack-making] industry was forced to switch from measuring cups purchased at Walmart to test tubes and beakers stolen from labs.” First it was the scales and balances now test tubes!!!
  3. Did we find out if we can get blood collected in glass bottles? Are they still manufactured? I haven't seen drawn blood that way since 1968! It is an open system since the needle does not come attached to the bottle.
  4. Format: Abstract Send to J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1978 Jul;62(1):30-2. Allergy to a product(s) of ethylene oxide gas: demonstration of IgE and IgG antibodies and hapten specificity. Dolovich J, Bell B. Abstract Patient D.H., on chronic hemodialysis, developed severe allergic reactions after exposure to articles such as plastic tubing and hemodialysis supplies which had undergone cold sterilization with ethylene oxide (EO) gas. It was shown that human serum albumin (HSA) exposed to EO (EO-HSA) in the usual sterilization procedure selectively elicited positive skin tests and in vitro histamine release. It is now demonstrated that D.H. serum reacts selectively in a radioallergosorbent test (RAST) which utilizes discs coated with HSA and exposed to EO gas. In addition, D.H. serum contained IgG antibodies reactive with EO-HSA. This antibody activity was not detected in the sera of 27 normal subjects and 25 chronic hemodialysis patients. EO-HSA and ragweed RAST inhibition tests with a number of proteins in native form and after exposure to EO demonstrated the EO hapten specificity of the IgE antibody
  5. FDA reportable Question

    Are you selecting from a list in the computer? If so, can you make it a requirement that the unit has to be bar code scanned into the issue program?
  6. missing serum reactivity, or apparent change in blood type following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.Under those circumstances, your procedures should provide for compatibility testing using serologic crossmatch techniques." I haven't worked on the bench for a long time. Have I missed something? I fail to see how a serologic crossmatch technique will provide any meaningful information about compatibility if there is "missing serum reactivity".
  7. Electronic Temperature Monitoring

    FDA usually says to follow manufacturers instructions.
  8. Sunquest Billing - Irradiation

    You can use the pop up box that comes up after you issue the product.
  9. Charging for washed, irradiated, leuko-reduced platelets

    I do not see one on the 2016 list.
  10. Antibody Screen before Issuing RhIg

    This is from The Joint Commission 2011. I don't think it has changed, but, I don't have the latest edition of the Laboratory Accreditation Program for Blood Transfusion Service. "The laboratory has written policies and procedures for the blood transfusion service that are consistent with AABB standards."
  11. specimen labels

    Big brother is watching!
  12. ISBT ZT410 printer

    Is your printer only 203 dpi. Ours are 300 dpi. I am looking at the manual. It says accepted value for ZT410 Print Width 203 dpi = 0002 to 832. I don't see anything about max for label length.
  13. ISBT ZT410 printer

    View Printer Configuration ZT410 - I like the "refrigerator light" in this printer! +25.0 DARKNESS 3.0 IPS PRINT SPEED +000 TEAR OFF TEAR OFF PRINT MODE GAP/NOTCH MEDIA TYPE TRANSMISSIVE SENSOR SELECT THERMAL-TRANS. PRINT METHOD 1248 PRINT WIDTH 1222 LABEL LENGTH 41001-97/1408-02598 PRINT HEAD ID 39.0IN 988MM MAXIMUM LENGTH MAINT. OFF EARLY WARNING NOT CONNECTED USB COMM. BIDIRECTIONAL PARALLEL COMM. RS232 SERIAL COMM. 9600 BAUD 8 BITS DATA BITS NONE PARITY XON/XOFF HOST HANDSHAKE NONE PROTOCOL NORMAL MODE COMMUNICATIONS <~> 7EH CONTROL PREFIX <^> 5EH FORMAT PREFIX <,> 2CH DELIMITER CHAR ZPL II ZPL MODE CALIBRATION MEDIA POWER UP CALIBRATION HEAD CLOSE DEFAULT BACKFEED +000 LABEL TOP +0000 LEFT POSITION DISABLED REPRINT MODE 050 WEB SENSOR 080 MEDIA SENSOR 052 RIBBON SENSOR 050 TAKE LABEL 027 MARK SENSOR 027 MARK MED SENSOR 002 TRANS GAIN 017 TRANS BASE 058 TRANS LED 001 RIBBON GAIN 255 MARK GAIN 043 MARK LED DPCSWFXM MODES ENABLED ........ MODES DISABLED 1248 12/MM FULL RESOLUTION 2.0 LINK-OS VERSION V75.19.7Z <- FIRMWARE 1.3 XML SCHEMA 6.5.0 0x0012.0x0047 HARDWARE ID 4096k............R: RAM 65536k...........E: ONBOARD FLASH NONE FORMAT CONVERT FW VERSION IDLE DISPLAY 05/16/17 RTC DATE 19:58 RTC TIME DISABLED ZBI 2.1 ZBI VERSION READY ZBI STATUS 3,075 LABELS NONRESET CNTR 3,075 LABELS RESET CNTR1 3,075 LABELS RESET CNTR2 16,300 IN NONRESET CNTR 16,302 IN RESET CNTR1 16,302 IN RESET CNTR2 41,407 CM NONRESET CNTR 41,407 CM RESET CNTR1 41,407 CM RESET CNTR2 EMPTY SLOT 1 EMPTY SLOT 2 0 MASS STORAGE COUNT 0 HID COUNT OFF USB HOST LOCK OUT
  14. ISBT CODE FOR THAWED FP24

    We use the same codes as above. We also have codes for apheresis plasma, frozen within 24 hours, These are all in our current inventory E7644 E2121 ACD-A E7648 E5548 ACD-A E7646 E5548 ACD-A E7650 E5550 ACD-A E2619 E2737 PLASMA CPD
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