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Jane12 last won the day on July 16 2017

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  1. Thank you much for all the valuable advice. I am new lead at the current blood bank & wanted to revise our QC policy.
  2. Hello, I recently started working at a Hospital Blood Bank & need to clarify about CAP QC requirement. The QC at the new place is very extensive. We run a positive & negative control for all the reagents daily including the A2 cells. At my old work place, we only ran Positive control for ABORH reagents except for Anti-D. Yet, they got never cited by CAP nor AABB. Is it necessary to run negative controls for ABO antisera & A1 & B cells ? I feel like lots of precious reagent is wasted each day & want to revise our QC policy .Appreciate your inputs. Thank you.
  3. At our facility, We used to do Eluates on Positve DATs for the CBs until last year. Our policy was revised and now we only do eluates if physician requests us as a part of differential diagnosis when they have ruled out all causes of hyperbilirubinia and anemia. We call the floor and inform them about the positive DAT results.
  4. In our system, valid specimen is required in order to issue an unit. But, on the nursing side it does not flag them if the specimen expired. They only need to be able to scan all the attributes of the unit issued and complete the clerical checks before starting the transfusion. We always issue blood even when the clot is expiring MN and later call & request them for a new XM specimen for future cross matches.
  5. Thanks for all the advice. I apologize, it is from CDC not from FDA. The email said that We are required to participate in the survey if our organization performed more than 1000 transfusions in an year. I do not think I have an option to opt out.
  6. Hi, Happy Holidays to you all! Has anyone done a blood utilization survey required by FDA? My manager assigned me to do one for 2017. I have no idea what information is needed. I was wondering if you guys have any previous experience with it? Thanks for your time and attention.
  7. Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.
  8. Hello, I was wondering if there is a provision for Electronic XM on Meditech platform. I never used this system before and would really appreciate if someone can share their experience setting up and validating computer XM with Meditech. I am so used to performing EXM in all my previous positions and not able to adjust performing IS XM with all the negative patients at my new work place. Thanks for your time and attention.
  9. Thank you. Probably, I will do the same .
  10. Hello, We are currently using diluted albumin as our control for Rh testing. I want to introduce Gamma Clone control made by Immucor since our Anti-D reagent is Gamma Clone. Do I need to validate or do any kind of comparison studies before I go live with the reagent. I am sure manufacturer completed all the studies but, I was wondering if we need to do any testing before I replace our Albumin control with Gamma clone control. Thanks in advance for taking time to answer my question.
  11. Thanks much for all the information. This Blood Bank community is of immense help & I really value your opinion. I am fairly new at my job as a Lead and counting on you for advice.
  12. Hello All, I am trying to revise our Blood bank policies and wanted to make some desirable changes in practice. We have been ordering " Antigen Tested Units " from our Blood supplier and have been repeating antigen testing in house to confirm them. I am not sure if we are required to repeat the testing because of regulations? I do not want my staff to repeat the testing. Can someone please enlighten me with details? Thanks in advance for your time.
  13. Thanks for all your time and advice. I will ask our blood supplier to provide us with some labels for validation process.
  14. So where do I start with this process? Do we still need to request variance from FDA ? I am a new lead and trying to figure out how to initiate and implement this process.
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