Current State Blood Drop Map

 

Pre-Transfusion Testing Categories for Saskatchewan Facilities

Transfuse Only Facility

  • No red blood cells held on site
  • No pre-transfusion testing performed on site
  • Transfuses crossmatched blood supplied by other facility

Hold Blood Laboratory

  • Holds O negative, Kell negative, uncrossmatched red blood cells for transfusion in emergent situations
  • No pre-transfusion testing performed on site
  • Transfuses crossmatched blood supplied by other facility

Basic Testing Transfusion Laboratory

  • Basic pre-transfusion testing includes: Direct Antiglobulin Test, Group and Screen and Crossmatching when no significant antibodies are detected

Advanced Testing Transfusion Laboratory

  • Pre-transfusion testing included: All testing performed at the Basic Testing laboratories, as well as basic antibody identification, antigen typing and crossmatching
  • Advanced Testing laboratories require at least two commercial manufactured antibody panels to complete basic antibody identification

Complex Testing Transfusion Laboratory

  • Full range of pre- and post-transfusion testing provided
  • Performs complex testing to determine basic and complex antibody identification
  • Complex testing requires multiple commercially manufactured antibody panels and anti-sera to identify and exclude antibodies

Current State Blood Drop Map Resource

Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised  

Current State Blood Drop Map March 18, 2019 March 18, 2019 Download

    Blood Drop Map