Accession Number:

AD0707395

Title:

STANDARDIZATION OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTION STUDIES IN THE MILITARY. DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR A MEDICAL TEAM CONCEPT. ROLE OF THE HOSPITAL TRANSFUSION BOARD.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1970-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

One of the main goals of the Hospital Transfusion Board is the prevention of injury from blood transfusion therapy. To fulfill this mission, a delegated, coordinated procedure system for the investigation and management of blood transfusion reactions BTR has been evolved. This includes the logical implementation of the cross-check principle in the patient at the operational level of the hospital ward and at the laboratory bench. The pathologist is provided with a hospital-wide detection and salvage system which will 1 detect at the earliest possible moment the existence of a BTR including Incompatible Hemolytic Blood Transfusion Disease IHBTD 2 detect a probably coexistent consumption coagulopathy 3 mobilize swiftly lifesaving therapy in diagnosed cases of IHBTD and 4 develop a record of the events as data are recorded on the Blood Transfusion Reaction Report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE