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Blood Bank Labsite

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Post Transfusion Instruction Form

Circular of Information for Blood and Blood Components (pdf)


Preface

Table of Contents 

1: General Information...

2: Providing Blood to OR...

3: Emergency Use...

4: Blood Components...

5: Utilization Review...

6: Transfusion Procedures...

7: Adverse Reactions...

8: Transfusion & Apheresis...



MSBOs 

Anticoagulants 

Abbreviations 


Phone Numbers & Minimum Samples 

Component & Compatibility, Flow Rates 

 

Updated 9/25/06

 

Version July 2004

Blood Component ABO Compatibility Chart
Red Blood Cells and Plasma 

        COMPATIBLE
Patient's
ABO Group
Antigen
on Red Cells
Antibody in Serum Whole
Blood
Red Blood Cells Plasma
O No A or B Anti-A Anti-B O O O
A
B
AB
A A Anti-B A A
O
A
AB
B B Anti-A B B
O
B
AB
AB A and B None AB AB
A
B
O
AB

 

Platelet and Cryoprecipitate Compatiblity 

While the same ABO type as the patient is the first choice,
any ABO and Rh type may be transfused.  

 

 

Rh COMPATIBILITY 

(Does not apply to Plasma and CRYO components.) 

 

Rh Positive Patient  Rh Negative Patient 
 Rh positive or 
 Rh negative Components
Only Rh negative Components


 
  

ADULT TRANSFUSION FLOW RATES
(Proportionally smaller amounts for infants and children)  

Red Blood Cells Initial rate no more than 25 mL in the first 15 minutes.

Usual transfusion time is 2 hours, maximum is 4 hours.
 
Platelets 10 mL/minute 
Plasma    10 mL/minute
Cryo     10/mL/minute