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Emergency Use of Uncrossmatched Blood: Safety, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: March 5, 2010
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the safety of using uncrossmatched blood in emergency situations?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of performing type and crossmatching at a rural setting using non-automated methods?
  3. What are the guidelines for using uncrossmatched blood in emergency situations?