Necessity is the mother of invention, a phrase that best describes the evolution of blood product manipulation. This phrase is especially true for irradiation and …
The blood bank has a vital role in the running of any hospital. Blood is essential to a whole range of clinical scenarios. Think of patients with major trauma, or post-partum haemorrhage, and chronic anaemia conditions like some thalassaemia syndromes. Without the availability of blood products, clinical management would be very difficult, if not impossible.
Errors in sample collection and processing are costly although often preventable. Getting it right is vital for the patient.