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GUIDELINES  FOR  TRANSFUSIONS  AT  THURROCK  HOSPITAL
BLOOD  SAMPLE  AND  REQUESTING  REQUIREMENTS
 

Requests for blood should be supplied in good time so they can be fully processed during routine hours; this is important to ensure that the full range of compatibility tests (performed weekdays) can be completed.

Send sufficient sample to allow full investigation to be processed to avoid delays.

Sample & form need to be completed accurately and in full.

For patientís who are not known to have red cell antibodies, 48 hours notice will normally be sufficient.

For patientís who are known to have red cell antibodies, 24 hours notice will normally be sufficient, but there may be exceptions to this.

Version 1.0 / February 2013