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Authors

  1. Moye, Melissa BSN, RN, CCRN

Abstract

Made up of distinct components with unique functions and divided into different groups, blood is vital to life. With 5 million Americans needing a blood transfusion every year, one of the most important things a nurse must know how to do is safely administer blood products. We help you understand blood typing and cross matching to ensure your patient gets the correct blood and prevent transfusion reactions.