Journal Article

Enhanced detection of blood bank sample collection errors with a centralized patient database.

MacIvor D, Triulzi DJ, Yazer MH. Transfusion. 2009;49:40-3.

A centralized transfusion service maintains transfusion records for 16 hospitals in the Pittsburgh area. This study found that the centralized system prevented several instances of transfusion errors due to incorrectly collected blood specimens.