- All transfers of blood components will be done through the dedicated blood bank computer system Medinfo Hematos IIG.
- Ensure that the final ISBT label is attached.
- Each unit must have a final ISBT label attached.
- Prepare a consignment list for the units to be transferred.
- Transfer the units in temperature controlled and monitored, validated containers.
- Upon receipt at the destination, check the temperature log or liquid crystal sticker to confirm the unit(s) have been maintained at the proper temperature.
- Upon receipt at the destination, repeat the ABO forward and D type of the transferred RBC units and the reverse type of the plasma units.
- Subsequent transfers between hospital blood banks do not require repeat ABO/D typings.
- Inspect each unit for leaks and physical appearance (e.g. clots, leaks, discoloration).
- Enter the new stock into the local hospital’s inventory.
- Use the specific transfer algorithms programmed into the Medinfo Hematos IIG software.
- All variances will be reviewed by the supervisor and a transfusion medicine physician.
- HMC 1001 Setting Specification, Version 1.5, Hematos IIG, Medinfo
- Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Current Edition, AABB, Bethesda, Maryland, USA