You are a blood bank technician. A request has come in for blood for an emergency blood transfusion. The patient who needs the blood has type AB blood and is Rh+. You look through your inventory and find that you have available blood from an O− donor. The hematocrit (solid portion of the blood) from that blood is only 30%, apparently due to frequent donation. In addition, as you examine the blood, you find some tiny clots forming in the donated blood.
Do you think the blood is suitable for donation to the patient?
Why or why not?
Wed Nov 20 2019 14:38:17 GMT-0500 (EST)