2018 № 8 Transfusion of blood: there are fewer recipients than it seems
It is known that in 2016 a total of 1,196,633 patients of Russian clinics received blood transfusion. The correctness of these data is questionable, since Table 3200 of Report Form 30 does not imply a summation of transfusion of different blood components. In 2 hospitals, the number of blood recipients receiving different transfu¬sion products was determined. It is established that about 25% of patients receive complex transfusion therapy with various kinds of blood components. Summation of data on the number of recipients of different transfusion products (Table 3200 of Form 30) leads to a distorted result, 30% higher than the actual number of patients who received a blood transfusion.
2016 № 6 Features of the national biological crossmatch for blood transfusion
Knowledge of 184 physicians on the procedure of the biological crossmatch at the beginning of bloodtransfusions has been studied. Special formalized questionnaire was established for answers to the 4 questions aboutnumber of drops in 1 ml of blood; about actions during the biological crossmatch; about diagnostic monitoringmethods; about records. An ambiguous understanding of the regulatory requirements has been found. The maximumfrequency of the most popular answer to the questions was 49.1%, 44.2%, 74.5% and 47.9%, respectively. It isadvisable to change the text of the standards in order to harmonization of scientifically sound international practice.