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Blood Banking Procedures

BLOOD BANKING PROCEDURES

T&S OR T&H:

The blood bank types the patient’s blood (ABO and Rh), screens for antibodies, and holds the blood. If a rare antibody is found, the physician usually is notified. If it is likely that blood will be needed, the T&S order may be changed to a T&C.

T&C:

The blood bank does a T&S on the patient’s blood and matches specific donor units to the patient. The cross-match involves testing the recipient’s serum against donor blood cells. A T&C usually takes less than 1 h.

STAT REQUESTS:

The bank sets up blood immediately and usually holds it for 12 h. For routine requests, the blood is set up at a date and time that you specify and usually held for 36 h.

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