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Medical Student Lecture: Transfusion Practice 4

This is part 4 of a lecture I made for medical students at National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh. This assumes a completely manual system and does not include ISBT labels or new universal-group components (low-titer group O whole blood or low-B-titer group A plasma).

Medical Student Lecture: Transfusion Practice 3

This is part 3 of a lecture I made for medical students at National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh. This assumes a completely manual system and does not include ISBT labels or new universal-group components (low-titer group O whole blood or low-B-titer group A plasma).

Medical Student Lecture: Transfusion Practice 2

This is part 2 of a lecture I made for medical students at National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh. This assumes a completely manual system and does not include ISBT labels or new universal-group components (low-titer group O whole blood or low-B-titer group A plasma).

Medical Student Lecture: Transfusion Practice 1

This is the first part of a medical student lecture I gave at National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh. The lecture was given before we had a blood bank computer system and shows manual processes.

Post RhIG Use Without Antibody Identification

Rh immunoprophylaxis has big effect on the Transfusion Medicine operations.  With a very active obstetrics program, there are numerous prenatal blood bank workups and administrations of Rh immune globulin RhIG—and consequently many antibody identifications.  In fact at my previous position, the largest single source of antibody workups was from patients post-RhIG administration. As a result […]

Process: Donor Collection

Process:  Donor Collection Zeyd Merenkov, MD, FCAP, FASCP Independent Consultant in Transfusion Medicine 5.4.1 PROCESS DONOR COLLECTION: Process: Donors must pass and complete all previous processes in the donor workflow (registration, questionnaire, and physical examination) before the collection process begins. The donor is positively identified by a designated picture ID and Hematos donor consent form […]

Policy: Donor Collection

5.4 POLICY: DONOR COLLECTION Policy: All donors will be positively identified with a picture ID and by their Hematos identifiers (donor ID and session registration/specimen number). All previous processes (registration, donor deferral database check, questionnaire, and physical examination) must pass. The donor’s arm veins will be inspected for a suitable donation site and prepared by […]

How I Select Technologist Candidates for Work or Promotion

As a transfusion medicine physician, I must know if I can trust my staff’s interpretation of immunohematology testing.  I may be called at night and they will provide me with results and I must use these to make a medical judgment.  If their interpretation is flawed, I might make a decision that harms the patient. […]

Product Delivery in Medinfo 1

This is the start of a series of posts on how Medinfo blood bank software was designed for product delivery in the HMC system in Doha. The overall process was: Transfer blood components (all types) from the Blood Donor using the Interdepot Transfer process (see that post for details) to the Hamad General Hospital HGH […]

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