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Type O red blood cells are chronically in short supply. These units can be transfused to virtually any patient, however, only 45% of the donor population is type O. Discover and evaluate methods to optimize the use of precious type O red blood cells to support patients and prevent shortages for the hospital and community.
This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- Describe the distribution of O Rh+ (D-antigen present) and O Rh- (D-antigen absent) red cell types in the United States population.
- Describe the alloimmunization risk when D+ red cells are transfused to D- patients.
- List the appropriate actions for transfusion services to take to deal with a limited supply of O cells.
- List actions that blood collection establishments can undertake to efficiently collect and manage O inventory.
- Develop communication and mitigation strategies to deal with immediate blood group O national shortage.
Monica B. Pagano, MD, FCAP
Susan N. Rossman, MD, PhD, FCAP
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity and evaluation are available May 16, 2022, and expire May 15, 2025, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.