How do you keep track of what is ordered versus what is dispensed. Example: Day 1 you receive a type and screen an order for 4 units of red cells. One unit is crossmatched at the time of dispense on this day. Day 2 no blood is picked up. Day 3 someone shows up and wants to pick up another unit. Before the tech can perform the crossmatch the tech is going to have to investigate the following: Â· Figure out how many units were originally ordered Â· How many units have already been dispensed on this order o If only 1 unit was dispensed the tech could dispense 3 additional units, if 4 units have been dispensed, tech would have to request a new order. I can see this being managed 2 ways, on paper or in LIS. LIS will work but will require several steps to look up all of the information. If we keep the paper order we could place a mark on the order each time a unit was dispensed. This could also become time consuming when you have to look through 3 days worth of orders. Does anyone have a easy way to manage this?