Forensic Aspects of Transfusion Reactions.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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A description of the problems and progress occurring in the realm of blood grouping, blood banking, and blood transfusion since 1940 is presented. Three areas of legal importance concerning transfusion reactions are defined Patient and sample identification Prevention, detection, and management of Incompatible hemolytic blood transfusion diseases Document of test results and events in a Blood Transfusion Reaction Report. Specific legal statues and cases have resulted in the establishment of guidelines for blood banks. These guidelines, compiled by Professor Charles H. Randall, Jr., have been interrelated to main problem areas. A Blood Transfusion Reaction Report form is described as essential to the Hospital Transfusion Board, the Blood Bank Pathologist and laboratory staff, and other hospital departments and staff such as surgery, anesthesiology, and nursing. Author
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