|The Clinical Use of Blood - Handbook (WHO - OMS, 2002, 222 p.)|
|Clinical transfusion procedures|
A common cause of transfusion reactions is the transfusion of an incorrect unit of blood that was intended for a different patient. This is often due to mistakes when collecting blood from the blood bank.
COLLECTING BLOOD PRODUCTS FROM THE BLOOD BANK
1 Bring written documentation to identify the patient.
2 Check that the following details on the compatibility label attached to the blood pack exactly match the details on the patients documentation:
· Patients family name and given name
3 Fill in the information required in the blood collection register.