22 March 2024 (Friday) - Getting the BTLP-TACT Wrong (Again!)

Time for another BTLP-TACT exercise… I was presented with one case – a twenty-five year-old woman in the haematology clinic needing two units of irradiated blood for the next day.
She grouped as O Rh(D) Positive; albeit a rather weak Rh(D) Positive with a negative antibody screen. I took no chances and gave her two units of O Rh (D) Negative which was also K-negative.
I got the thumbs-down. The Rh group was supposedly uninterpretable. Clearly it isn’t. Had I found one in real life it would get sent to NHSBT, but that is positive…
Erring on the side of caution gave me a green light for the blood selection though…

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