The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Electronic Issue

Electronic Issue is the process whereby blood is issued to a patient without crossmatching thus creating a large time saving for urgent and theatre cases. For EI to be applied, certain strict criteria must be met.

Tube EDTA (Crossmatch)
ID 12703
Availability Daily (available 24/7)
Additional Information EI is usually allowed when a patient has had a recent G&S sample with a negative antibody screen. Major patient groups excluded from EI include those with clinically significant antibodies, sickle cell disease, positive DCT's, post allo bone marrow / stem
Collection Con Handwritten samples to include full name, DOB and hospital / NHS / PAS number.Check local ward posters with regard to sample size for neonatal / paediatric patients.
Frequency Daily (available 24/7)
IP Routine TAT As Requested