Practical aspects of out-of-hospital transfusion.

  • Joy L. Fridey
  • Published 1997 in American journal of clinical pathology


Out-of-hospital transfusion (OOHT) occurs in nontraditional settings, such as a patient's home, a physician's office, or a convalescent facility. Requests to issue components for OOHT present new challenges to some blood centers and transfusion services that are accustomed to issuing blood for use only in the hospital setting. Concerns about patient safety… (More)