Deciding when to use universal blood.


The O rhesus (RhD)-negative blood group can be transfused to any non-immunised patients. For this reason, O RhD-negative red cells, often called 'flying squad' blood or units, can be used in emergencies where patient blood group is unknown and, in extreme instances, where group-specific stock is unavailable. However, frequent and inappropriate use of this… (More)

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@article{Parris2010DecidingWT, title={Deciding when to use universal blood.}, author={E. C. Clyde Parris}, journal={Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association}, year={2010}, volume={18 5}, pages={18-9} }