16 February 2019 (Saturday) - r'r'
An interesting case in the Facebook Blood bank Interest Group:
“We have a patient 40 years old, O RhD(-)CCee K(-) with alloAbs: anti-c & anti-K, Hb: 6,6 and sepsis.
We couldn’t find blood units in his phenotype but we called some donors and one was able to donate. The blood testing for TTIs will be concluded in about 24 hours but clinicians need to transfuse now.
Is it a good idea to give patient ORhD(+)CCeeK(-) compatible unit and prophylactic anti-D immunoglobulin to avoid another alloab to D antigen until the unit with his phenotype is ready to release?”
What would I do? The subsequent discussion said a lot without saying anything.