Blood typing errors on U.S. army identification cards and tags

J. C. Gaydos, D. N. Cowan, A. J. Polk, G. B. Clark, K. R. Stewart, R. V. Jones, J. M. Henry

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Abstract

The prevalence of ABO and Rh errors on identification cards and tags of U.S. Army soldiers in two combat units in Europe was studied. Overall prevalence was 11.0% on cards and 10.6% on tags. The possibility and implications of using these items for donor or patient blood characteristics are reviewed. Suggested program improvements are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)618-620
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume153
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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