3 July 2015 (Friday) - Massive Transfusions

I subscribe to the Facebook group “Medical Laboratory Professionalshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/medical.laboratory.professionals/

Someone posted "Question for my blood bankers....What is your protocol for massive transfusions? Do you feel like it is abused by physicians? I feel like 80% of our blood alerts(that is what they are called) are false. For example 1 recent blood alert they took 3 rounds. Each round gets a cooler of 6 rbcs, a cooler of 4 ffp and 1 platelet. A cryo is given every other round. The pt was given 2 rbcs and everything else was returned. It can be so frustrating."

It was interesting reading the subsequent discussion. No two people seem to do the same thing…

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