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    Posted: Aug 21 2009 at 5:55pm
hi everybody
i have a question:
why does the perfusionist write the time on the blood unit if he/she doesn't use the whole bag during surgery?
some of them told me that after 4 hours from the usage of the blood unit , they won't use the rest of it.. but why??
 
thanks for the help :)
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  Quote ewirth Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Sep 04 2009 at 7:09pm
AABS regulations require blood units to be used within 4 hours of being removed from a regulated refrigerator.  After 30 minutes of being removed, the unit can no longer be returned into inventory in the blood bank.  After 4 hours, the blood is no longer at a safe storage temperature and will start deteriorating.  It will result in an unsafe product.
Once the bag is spiked, it must be used within the 4 hours, any product left over must be discarded
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  Quote little-perfusionist Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Sep 05 2009 at 6:37am
thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks a lot Ewrith
that was helpful :)
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