Accession Number : AD0721006

Title :   Progress Notes in Military Blood Banking. A Systematic Approach to Early Recognition and Treatment of Incompatible Blood Transfusion Injury.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Frank R. , Jr. ; Conte,Nicholas F. ; German,Norton I. ; Nalbandian,Robert M. ; Kaplan,Harold S.

Report Date : 19 FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A specific combination of procedures, including pasma hemoglobin determination and a direct Coombs' test, which bypass the original crossmatch tests and focus on the important question of whether a hemolytic transfusion reaction is occurring, is described. In addition to the cross-check principle, specific instructions have been prepared for all members of the hospital professional team. Each event concerning a transfusion reaction is recorded on a newly designed Blood Transfusion Reaction report which serves as review material for the Hospital Transfusion Board and finally as documentary evidence in the event of litigation resulting from purported blood transfusion injury. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD TRANSFUSION, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), (*BLOOD GROUPS, COMPATIBILITY), WOUNDS AND INJURIES, THERAPY, CONTROL

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE