Patient Identification, Compatibility Testing and Transfusion Safeguards
In the early and mid 1960s computer technology was relatively new and not applied to a great extent in health services. It seemed to us that important improvements with respect to call-up of donors and availability of donor blood could probably be achieved by the use of the new technology, but also that it offered possibilities to increase patient safety. Due to the fact that all blood banks in Sweden are responsible for the availability of the necessary blood components as well as their proper and secure use, we decided to construct a system which should cover the entire procedure from donor to patient . With regard to the latter it was obvious that linking donor and patient data to each other, both in the evaluation and issuing process and in registers of transfused units, was an important issue.
KeywordsBlood Group Blood Unit Transfusion Service Blood Transfusion Service Irregular Antibody
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