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Laboratory Guidelines - Blood or Blood Component Request

To order any blood or blood component the order must be entered into the Integrated Healthcare Information System (IHIS) system.  Or for non IHIS patient care areas, a “Blood and Blood Component Order Form” must be completed and sent to Transfusion Services, Doan 317, Tube Station 231 or Fax 293-8782 prior to the transfusion. An electronic or manual order must be received for all blood components.
Red Blood Cells (Non-Leukocyte Reduced Red Cells, Leukocyte Reduced Red Blood Cells)
Call the Transfusion Service (293-8467) to see if a type and crossmatch is needed; patient must have a current type and crossmatch to transfuse. Red blood cells may be issued on any specimen collected within 3 calendar days of transfusion.  If a type and crossmatch is not needed, enter the order in IHIS.  Patient care areas that do not have access to IHIS send completed “Blood & Blood Component Order Form”.  If a type and crossmatch is needed, see TEST: Type and Crossmatch.
 
Red Blood Cells, CMV Negative, and/or Irradiated
This component must be approved by Transfusion Service physician prior to transfusion.  For ordering, see Red Blood Cells.
 
Red Blood Cells Deglycerolized
This component must be approved by Transfusion Service physician prior to transfusion.  For ordering, see Red Blood Cells.
 
Directed Donation Red Blood Cells
Call Transfusion Service (293-8467) to initiate the paperwork for directed donor blood.  Directed donations are not available until up to five (5) days after directed donors donate.  For ordering, once units are available, see Red Blood Cells.  Service offered by the Central Ohio American Red Cross - Special Needs Coordinator (614) 253-2740.
 
Autologous Red Blood Cells
Patient must make arrangements with their physician, prior to admission or surgery, to have this component available.  Once the units have been shipped to the Transfusion Service, see Red Blood Cells for how to order.
Service offered by the Central Ohio American Red Cross - Special Needs Coordinator (614) 253-2740.
 
Neonatal Transfusion (Pediatric Transfusion)
Initial neonatal transfusion requires:
1.             Heelstick on the infant (see TEST: Heelstick)
2.             Maternal type and antibody screen within 3 days of delivery.  See TESTS: Type and Screen.
 
Subsequent transfusions can be ordered by calling the Transfusion Service (293-8467) and entering the order in IHIS.  Patient care areas that do not have access to IHIS, send completed “Blood and Blood Component Order Form”.
 
For infants over 4 months, a new heelstick is needed every 3 days.
 
Platelet Transfusion (Apheresis Platelets, Pooled Platelet Concentrates)      
Call the Transfusion Service (293-8467) with the order.  Enter the order in IHIS.  Patient care areas that do not have access to IHIS, send completed “Blood and Blood Component Order Form”.  The order will be filled with either a pool of five (5) platelet concentrates or a platelet pheresis depending on component availability.
 

Platelet Pheresis
See Platelet Transfusion.
 
Platelet Pheresis, CMV Negative, and/or Irradiated
This component must be approved by Transfusion Service physician prior to transfusion.  For ordering, see Platelet Transfusion.
  
Platelet Pheresis, HLA Matched or Cross/Matched
Use of this component must be approved by Transfusion Service physician prior to transfusion.  For HLA matched, patient must have HLA typing.  See TESTS: HLA Typing, HLA Antibody Screen.  For ordering, see Platelet Transfusion.
 
 
Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
(Plasma Frozen within 24 hours after Phlebotomy, converted to Thawed Plasma after thawing)
Enter the order in IHIS.  Patient care areas that do not have access to IHIS, send completed “Blood & Blood Component Order Form”.
 
 
Plasma Cryoprecipitate Reduced
See Fresh Frozen Plasma.  Needs approval of a Transfusion Service physician.
 
 
Cryoprecipitate (Cryo)
Call Transfusion Service (293-8467) with the order. Enter the order in IHIS.  Patient care areas that do not have access to IHIS, send completed “Blood & Blood Component Order Form”.  Cryoprecipitate is available in pools of five (5) units.
 
 
Rh Immune Globulin (RhoGam, RhIg)
See TEST: RhIg Workup.  Call Transfusion Service (293-8467) with order.  Enter the order in IHIS. Patient care areas that do not have access to IHIS, send completed “Blood and Blood Component Order Form”.
 
 
Granulocytes
Call Transfusion Service (293-8467) with the order and send completed “Blood & Blood Component Order Form”.  Must have approval of a Transfusion Service physician.

 

 

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