Two new calculators – the Red Cell Compatibility Calculator and the Blood Group Phenotype Frequency Calculator – are now available to use.
They are helpful to calculate the rarity of a particular combination of red cell phenotypes or likely compatibility to a combination of red cell antibodies.
Transfusion laboratories may find them useful either when having to find blood for transfusion or communicating the availability of blood to clinicians as part of the clinical decision-making process.
Click here to find the Red Cell Compatibility Calculator.
Click here to find the Blood Group Phenotype Frequency Calculator.
Blood Prescriber App is an updated version of the Red Cell Prescriber App - and now includes platelets. The purpose of the app is to assist health professionals, particular junior doctors, in the appropriate, evidence-based prescription of red cells and platelets for transfusion.
Public Consultation on proposed changes to the Criteria for the Clinical Use of Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Australia (the Criteria) is now open until 9 June 2017.