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I would like to know the behaviors that have been adopted in your service in cases of bone marrow transplantation from RhD + patient, RhD- donor for transfusion of platelet concentrate. Is there a concern to provide RhD- since the infusion? Or after the patient only presents donor phenotyping RhD-? In the impossibility of providing RhD-, have hemotherapists indicated anti-D prophylaxis?
Do you take temperature of platelets when received from outside blood supplier? Do you take temperature of platelets if they were issued for transfusion but then returned because order cancelled or IV problems or....? What is your acceptable temperature ranges? Current AABB states "Storage 20-24C" and "Transport As close as possible to 20-24C". The "as close as possible" seems a bit ambiguous and confusing as to setting a policy that the techs can follow. Thanks for your input.