27 November 2019 (Wednesday) - Too Pedantic?


Here’s something to make you sit up and take notice. Making sure that we’ve got the right blood sample is crucial. I have has to reject blood samples so many times because the name on the label doesn’t match the name on the form, or the date of birth is wrong, or the hospital number is one digit awry. And so many times I’ve had to argue with the person who took the blood sample.

Sometimes I wonder if I am being just too pedantic. And then I read about the recent case in America. There were to women in the same hospital. They had the same name and a similar date of birth.
One person got the kidney transplant which had been intended for the other.

I shall carry on being pedantic.

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