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saralm88

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  1. Good Morning Friends I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! I wanted to know if anyone has had a transfusion reaction symptom of tongue numbness along with hives and what was your pathologist's opinion on it. This patient received a platelet pheresis unit and, immediately after, was receiving a red cell unit and the hives started with the numbness after about a small amount. I just wanted to get some feedback about this type of reaction. Allergic seems good for the hives but the tongue numbness doesn't fit? Also - could a Psoralen platelet cause something like this?
  2. Does anyone know the exact HCPSC code for this product? We have a charge from our center and we want to get a code in the computer. Thanks
  3. Hi everyone! Quick and, hopefully, easy question - are there any contradictions to giving PAS C platelets to a neonate? Haven’t had a lot of experience with PAS and I was hoping I could get more information from my BB friends Thanks! sara
  4. Hi everyone! I need some help/ideas today so where else to go but to my friends on here . A neonate front typing AB + but the Anti-A is 1+ and the Anti-B is 4+. Both of these were done on heel samples (different draws)and both washed. I know using Lectin is not ideal because of the weaker expression of antigens on the red cells. Anyone have any ideas on what I can possible do to try and clear up the reactions or help come to a conclusion? Any advise and knowledge is appreciated. Thank you!
  5. Hi friends! I just wanted to get a feel for what different labs are using. We have the Echo and Neo (new) and have been using LISS for screens and xm. I am switching to using PEG because Immucor says it is the best to use when having the machines. What does everyone else use out there? I hope everyone is having a great summer! I look forwards to hearing from you - hopefully I can get on here more and give more input of my own! Thanks!
  6. Hi everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to get a feel for which systems everyone uses to monitor their temperatures in their labs. Have you had more than one and did you like one over the other? Any recommendations? Thanks everyone! Sara
  7. Hi everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to get a feel for which systems everyone uses to monitor their temperatures in their labs. Have you had more than one and did you like one over the other? Any recommendations? Thanks everyone! Sara
  8. Thank you Malcolm! We have done an exchange on the baby but now I am completely confused - one of my seasoned techs just did a quick few D+ cells on mom and she is getting barely weak reactivity. Needless to say - a redraw is happening.
  9. Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a nice summer! I have a confusing scenario going on. I have a mom who received 2 doses of Rhogam (one for spotting and the other at 28 weeks) and upon delivery, I am picking up a strong Anti-D on the baby's cells and I did a titer on mom and it is 1:512. Anyone ever experience something like this before? I deal with a lot of Rhogam and this is a first for me . Thanks!
  10. Gotcha! Thanks! I wasn't asking myself enough questions like that - very helpful!
  11. Good morning everyone! This question may be a dumb one but I am a bit confused. I currently have an Echo and we have brought in a Neo due to volume. My question is - for validation - I know I run the samples on the Echo and then the Neo but do they then have to be run on bench (which we due for coorelations)? It's the same platform and we know th Echo coorelations with bench so is machine to machine enough at this point for validation? Thank you everyone and I hope you all have a great Monday!
  12. Thank you everyone! Malcolm - once again thank you for all the helpful information! This is more information than I found in any of my books! We are going to be doing some reference testing to make sure this is what we are dealing with and then --- the "fun" will begin
  13. Hi everyone! I am just looking for anyone who can give me more information on Anti-Henshaw especially in terms of HDN and HTR, if either occur. Any information is appreciated!! Thanks!!!
  14. Hi everyone! We do neonatal exchange transfusions at my institution and we also like our babies to get babesia negative units. We have trouble sometimes getting a 5 day old or less unit that is Babesia tested - does anyone do 5-7 day old red cells for exchange transfusions? The technical manual says 5-7 is ok but I wanted to get other opinions as well and see what has worked for people and their patients. The 2 more days would help us with getting babesia tested units. Also - what are some policies for neonates going to the OR and the age of blood they should receive? We are working on
  15. Hi everyone! For those of you who use cord blood samples - what do you do if the doctor would like a ABORH on a baby where the cord blood has "B-Jane Doe" on the tube but the parents have now changed the name to "John Smith"? Do you request a redraw or use the cord if you can link it back? I appreciate any input or experience anymore can give me Thanks!! S
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