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Inital marker of Hep B infection?
What shows up 4-6 weeks later?
Window period?

HBsAG; Surface antigen!; HBsAb indicates vaccination


38 days!; Period when HbSAg not present and HBcAb not present


Are Hep C carriers defered?
What about people with contact with Hep C individuals?

Antibodies tested for and window period?



Anti-HCV (EIA) or HCV RNA window period 7.4 days!!


Tests for HIV?

Confirmatory tests (if NAT negative)?

Ancillary test?



Anti-HIV 1/2 and HIV-NAT
Immunoflourescence or Western Blot

Anti-HIV-2 if Anti-HIV 1 is negative; VERY RARE IN US



Testing for HTLV I/II?


Type 1 vs 2?

Transmission routes

HTLVI/II screen; EIA or ChLIA

Confirm with IFA or line immunoblot; No nucleic acid test

Type 1: Caribean, Asian populations: Adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia

Type 2: Native Americans, IV drug use
HTLV-myelopathy types I and II

Transmissions: Breast milk, sexual contact, blood exposure, mother to baby


What transmits West NIle Virus?




Culix mosquito and birds are natural resvervor

80% asymptomatic: 20% mild few like symptoms

1-150 get severe disease: Encephalitis, meningitis, meningoenchphalitis, flacid paralysis; Death in older patients who are transfused

NAT: Virmeia 1-3 weeks detects RNA

120 days after Reactive NAT


What causes Chagas's disease?


What seen in blood?


Chronic phase?

Reduvidae; Triatoma infestans

Bug bites, deficates, host scratches, contraminated feces enters wound

C-shapped triple mastagote in PB

Romana's sign; SWELLING OF EYE, tiredness, fever, raish, loss of appetite, severe and fatal in young nad old

Chronic: 10-20 yrs after infection; enlarged heart with heart failure, and megacolon (RARE TO TRANSMIT IN BLOOD TRANSFUSION)


Chagas testing?

Confirmatory test?
How often to test donors?



Confirmatorry test; T. Cruzi E. Coli recombinant antigen

Only once but if postive permenant deferal


Is Zika required to be tested for in donors?

What transmits?

Has it been transmitted by transfusion?


Aedes aegypti and albopictus

Trivial to dengue like

No documented cases in US

Minipoor or individual donor by NAT; Convert to individual donor test for 14 days from last reactive case


Is Babesisois required to test for?

How many transfusion transmitted cases?

Is FDA guidence prescent?

No; only in certain area


Just a draft; no licensed tests


Are blood warmers needed routinely?


How many patient identifiers?

No; only in trauma or surgery

Cold products can cause hypothermia and cardiac issues


2; Not room number, also ABO and Rh an donor ABO and Rh type


Can blood be stored on patient floor?

Storage temp?

How long to transfuse blood on floor?

Can spiked unit be retransfused?

NO: must be in transfusion service fridges

1-6 degree C and 1-10 degree C during transport

4 hours or put into aliquots

Nope must be discarded


Needle size for transfusion Adult vs infant/toddler?


How to spike unit?


Start transfusion fast or slow?

20-18 G for adults; 24-25 for infants/toddlers (constant flow infusion device needed)

Aseptic technique; nurses need training records to show they know what they are doing


Slow 2mL/min for 15 min; test vitals after 15 min


Can emergency release be signed after the fact?


Massive transfusion definitions?


Avoid what in massive transfusion?

What ratio to transfuse?

Yes; no specific time window; must be signed by MD/DO/MBBS


Loss of 1 BV in 24 hours, 10+ units in 24 hours, 50% BV in 3 hours


Blood failure/lethal triad (hypothermia, acidosis, coagulopathy)
1:1:1 vs 1:1:2 RBC:Plasma:Platelets


Benefits of whole blood for Massive transfusion?


AABB allows what blood?

How often to titer donors?

Provides rapid treatment of oxygen debt and coagulopathy; contains Plts that have equivalent or better hemostatic effect

Simplification of resuscitation and balance fluid in 1 bag


Type O or low titer O (facility defined) and must be monitored
Commonly: Up to 256 

Anti-A and B doesn't change but no recommendation


Who makes donor regulations?

Federal Government--laws

FDA-guidance as standard of care; NOT LAWS

AABB Standards: need for accredidation

AABB Association Bulletins


What regulation deals wtih Donor Eligibility and Reinstatment?


Do donors need to be notified of positive test results?



FDA 21 CFR 610.41; and includes reentry

THen the specifics are in FDA guidance documents and AABB Association Bulletins
YES! and important implications for thier health


Donor reinstatment steps; must follow?


What is a look back?

What are REQUIRED look backs?



Set amount of time, then retests must be negative; MUST FOLLOW FDA DEFINED ALGORITHMS EXPLICITLY


FDA and AABB discuss how to do it: Previously collected blood component from donors or who current donation is NAT reactive

Need to look at and pull prior donors materials and notify recepients

HIV and  HEP C by LAW; even if recepient dead must notify realitives


For component retrieval which 3 agents are based on FDA Guidance and AABB recomendations and NOT FDA Code of Federal Regulations?



WNV, Zika, T. Cruzi


What is alloantibody mitigation?

Common practice is to test for?

If positive for antibody extend to?

Transfuse phenotypically matced common antigens.

C, E, and K

Others like Fy, Jk, and S


Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia has what in DAT?

Cold agglutinin disease, association?

Mixed type autoimmune hemolytic anemia?


Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, associated with?

IgG, IgG+C3, and C3


Cold: C3 only, a/w Anti-I

Mixed: IgG+ C3 and C3


PCH: C3 only, associated with Anti-P


What causes warm auto antibodies?



Cold agglutinin disease assoc?

Idiopathic (50%), malignancies, drugs, autoimmune disease
Compatible blood is usually impossible

Tx: Steroids, immonosuppressants


CAD:Acute- Mycoplasma pneumonia and Anti-I

Chronic: Waldenstroms, Lymphoma, CLL


PCH associated with?

Lab test?


Auto Anti-P
Biphasic IgG hemolysin--collect 37 and no hemolysis hemolysis once it cools and warms up (Donner-Landsteiner test)

Syphilis and viral infections in kids


What is cause of plt refractoryness?


How long should plts survive?


Ways to tx?

20% immune (lab evaluate), 80% non-immune (clinical evaluate)


~3 days after transfusion; if count goes down in 24 hours then non-immune


Try ABO matching, and HLA antibody screening test and then HLA Avoidence

Can cross match plts


HLA match grades?

B1U, X
B2U, UX, X



Perfect: 4 antigen match

B1U: 3 antigens detected in donor, all match, X: 3 donor antigens match 1 cross-reactive

B2U: 2 antigens in donor, both match; UX 3 antigens in donor, 2 match, 1 cross reactive, X: 2 donor antigens match, 2 cross reactive

C: 1 antigen in donor not present in recipient and not cross reactive

D: 2 antigens in donor not present in recipient and not cross-reactive


HLA matching limitations?


If plt count is refractors at 10 min to 1 hour think?


Do irradiated platelts affect refractoriness?

Difficult to make database (15-20% donor attrition)
HLA matching doesn't address non-immune refractoriness


HLA antibodies/immune ( Most comm Claa I HLA antigens on A and B loci); Non immune is a drop over ~24 hours


Nope; just as refractory. Consider HLA matching