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Found 8 results

  1. Would anyone be willing to share their SOP's for "tubing" blood products? I am trying to get this started at my facility (even though it seems like everyone else has been doing it for years!) and am already getting lots of questions. I figure being able to explain what others do might help! Thank you in advance! Edit: we do not have the capability of "secure send" or scanning units/badges with our tube system
  2. I was wanting to get input on DAT's performed for Transfusion Reaction Investigations. Do you perform them with just IgG, C3d or both? TIA.
  3. An interesting look at low verses high triggers for certain surgical patients. http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/early/2019/03/11/blood-2018-10-877530?sso-checked=true Scott
  4. Hello Transfusion Community, I am reaching out to see if any blood bankers are interested in being part of an 'Advisory Panel' to provide feedback on new products, existing products, and to generally help us better understand your needs and challenges. If interested, please email me @ willm@packmaxq.com. Thank you, Will Mitchell MaxQ Research
  5. In general, what is a good amount of time to wait to check a hemoglobin after a RBC transfusion? I realize that the term "general" may be a bit too broad here considering all of the different conditions a patient getting transfusions may be in. What we are looking at is newer policy here at our hospital requiring a H&H for most RBC post-transfusion patients before an order is processed for any further transfusions. We are anticipating questions on this. If anyone has a definitive reference regarding a study on this or whatnot that would be nice to have also. Thanks, Scot
  6. Our current procedures for blood type (and anything including that) state that we need to do a patient re-type if there is no blood type history on the patient. We will just do a forward type on the current specimen. We are going to be setting up electronic crossmatch (soon, I hope) and will be required to test a specimen collected at a separate time for the re-type. I am seeking input on how you folks handle your patient re-types. We are also currently doing the re-type on every specimen -- including cord workups. We know that when we start the electronic crossmatches, we will not be get
  7. Hello everyone, Looking for some help/direction based off of a request made by my Medical Director. Do you have a way to track blood utilization in a macro fashion rather than just micro. Not looking at individual patients and their clinical indicators but looking at severity indices in a hospital system as a whole. For example if a severity index for a hospital is 1.3 the average number of transfusions for a patient should be “x” amount. Also, if that number goes up and goes down what is the number of transfusions that should be followed? Request comes from medical director to see if
  8. I am researching a buying guide for laboratory managers looking to update the analyzers in their transfusion laboratories. I am interested to know what you are using for crossmatching and 'group and types/screens'. Feedback I have had so far is that there are a lot of Immucor Echo/Neo's and Ortho ProVues in use. Is anyone using anything else and what do you wish you had known before you purchased it?
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