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ABO incompatible blood transfusion.

Authors
  • Bacon, J M
  • Young, I F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pathology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1989
Volume
21
Issue
3
Pages
181–184
Identifiers
PMID: 2626272
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Four cases of ABO incompatible blood transfusion are presented which occurred over a 3-year period and resulted in marked clinical variation. In each instance the error leading to the transfusion resulted from the incorrect identification of either the patient, the crossmatch sample or the donations. These cases not only highlight the problems in the clinical recognition of ABO incompatibility but indicate a need to shift emphasis from refining crossmatch methodology to the strict following of standard established protocols for transfusion. It is of paramount importance to guarantee the failsafe identification of blood specimens, donations and recipient to minimize the possibility of accidents due to human error.

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