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3. Position the bag lower than the donor to aid in gravitational flow and on a set of electronic scales. 4. Periodically invert the bag to ensure adequate mixing of blood and anticoagulant. 5. When the bag is full, clamp the tubing with a pair of artery forceps and remove the needle from the jugular vein. 6. A light neck bandage should be applied for several hours. 7. If these are not available, a knot can be tied in the line, although this is less desirable. 8. Clamp the entire length of tubing into 10 cm segments to be used for cross-matching.

Major cross-match = donor red blood cells and recipient plasma b. Minor cross-match = recipient red blood cells and donor plasma c. Recipient control = recipient red blood cells and recipient plasma. 3. Gently rock the slides to mix the plasma and red blood cells. Examine for agglutination after 1–5 minutes. 4. For the recipient control: agglutination will invalidate results. S Results of cross-matching L M N O P Q T U V W X Y Z • Any agglutination and/or haemolysis is a ‘positive’ result. This makes interpretation of the test diffi cult, although it can be repeated with additional washing of the recipient’s red blood cells.

6. A light neck bandage should be applied for several hours. 7. If these are not available, a knot can be tied in the line, although this is less desirable. 8. Clamp the entire length of tubing into 10 cm segments to be used for cross-matching. 9. Label the bag with the product type, donor identification, date of collection, date of expiration, donor blood type, donor PVC and phlebotomist identification prior to use or storage. Activity should be restricted to lead walks only for the next 24 hours, and it is advised that a harness or lead passed under the chest is used instead of a neck collar and lead, to avoid pressure on the jugular venepuncture site.

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