B J Padget

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The most likely cause of fatality in blood transfusion is transfusion of the wrong unit of blood to a patient. This type of error is usually attributed to improper patient identification at the time of sample collection or transfusion. A retrospective analysis of the results of an external proficiency testing program identified a common source of error(More)
Instructions included with monoclonal Rh(D) typing reagents do not require routine use of an Rh control as immunoglobulin-coated red blood cells (RBCs) rarely yield falsely positive results with low protein reagents. However, the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Technical Manual recommends a concurrent control be performed on patients' RBCs that(More)
A variety of pretransfusion tests have been developed to improve the safety and effectiveness of transfusion. Recently, a number of traditional tests have been shown to offer limited clinical benefit and have been eliminated in many facilities. A survey of pretransfusion test practices was distributed to 116 hospital transfusion services. Routine test(More)
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