STANDARDIZATION OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTION STUDIES IN THE MILITARY. DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR A MEDICAL TEAM CONCEPT. ROLE OF THE HOSPITAL TRANSFUSION BOARD.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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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
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