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Whole Blood Transfusion
Trauma: Provided as uncrossmatched blood. Collect Type & Screen as soon as possible (before multiple transfusions).
Non-Trauma patients: Must have prerequisite, in date, Type & Screen performed.
Routine patients must have a completed in date pre-transfusion specimen as appropriate for blood product preparation.
Blood armband number from pretransfusion specimen does not match patient. Patient does not have a blood armband.
Required testing for blood component preparation.
Low titer O Positive whole blood units available only for applicable trauma candidates (females > 50 years of age or males). Limit 2 units per trauma patient. Outside of trauma use: only upon Transfusion Service Medical Director’s approval and availability from blood supplier.
Trauma patient meeting applicable requirements for emergent blood resuscitation.
1. Transfusion Service Medical Director approval
2. Donor availability from blood supplier
3. Current completed Type & Screen
Trauma patients: Immediately available in BloodTrack Emerge in trauma bay (subject to supplier availability).
Non-Trauma Patients: To be determined after consultation with the blood supplier
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