This Q-Probes study presents the results of (1) a comprehensive survey of patient identification and sample labeling and acceptance practices for transfusion medicine samples, and (2) an analysis of mislabeling rates for samples submitted for testing of ABO blood type
at 122 almost exclusively US institutions transfusing a range of 118 to 45 592 RBC units annually.
ABO blood type
, Rh D, C, E to obtain, for diagnostic C and E to determine the red blood cell antigens.
HemaControl provides granular information, such as ABO blood type
, product, device, and location, to an integrated CRM for alignment with demand-based recruitment.
Although our pediatric samples were not analyzed for ABO blood type
, blood bank data from Utah blood donors indicates that a similar but slightly lower percentage have blood type O compared with the overall US blood donor pool (35% vs 45%).