Tracing blood units to their recipients: results of a two-centre study.

@article{Ballard2003TracingBU,
  title={Tracing blood units to their recipients: results of a two-centre study.},
  author={Sally Ballard and Jennifer Buck and Charlotte A Llewelyn and Michael Murphy and Lorna Williamson},
  journal={Transfusion medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={127-30}
}
An important principle of the use of blood components is the ability to trace them from the donor to the recipient. This study set out to establish whether there was sufficient documentation in patient case notes to confirm the transfusion of blood components in a sample of computer blood bank records at two large teaching hospitals in UK. The criteria for… CONTINUE READING