Yes in fact we do have a massive transfusion protocol in place at Sinai.  It’s quite amazing and surprisingly simple as long as the tubing system isn’t down.  Follow the following steps.

  1. Call 46101
  2. Ask for “Massive Transfusion Pack”
  3. Provide patient name and MRN
  4. Within 10 minutes, Blood Bank should tube you down blood products.
  5. Along with blood products, you will find a form that needs to a signature and license number.  Just fill it out and shoot it back to Blood Bank’s station (#114).

Remember Sinai Adult ED tube station is #11.

For all emergent uncrossed/matched blood needs that are not technically massive transfusion, follow the following steps.

  1. Call 46101
  2. Ask for “Emergency Release”
  3. Specify type and quantity of blood product
  4. Provide patient name and MRN
  5. Within 10 minutes, Blood Bank should tube you down blood products.
  6. Along with blood products, you will find a form that needs to a signature and license number.  Just fill it out and shoot it back to Blood Bank’s station (#114).

The form that requires your signature and license number is attached for your viewing pleasure.

Sinai Massive Transfusion