B Chaffe

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The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Adverse Incident Reporting Scheme (SHOT Annual Reports, 1996–2008) has consistently reported that 30–40% of 'wrong blood' event errors are due to errors originating in the hospital blood transfusion laboratory with a disproportionate number occurring outside 'core hours'. Evidence collated from two national surveys(More)
The SHOT Adverse Incident Reporting Scheme has consistently reported an unacceptably high level of errors originating in the laboratory setting. In 2006 an initiative was launched in conjunction with the IBMS, SHOT, RCPath, BBTS, UK NEQAS, the NHSE NBTC and the equivalents in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that led to the formation of the UK TLC. The(More)
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