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Technique for the evaluation of cold antibodies in cases for operation under hypothermia
  1. Eunice M. Batchelor,
  2. Kathleen E. Boorman,
  3. P. J. Lincoln,
  4. R. A. Zeitlin
  1. Blood Transfusion Centre, Sutton, Surrey

    Abstract

    Cold antibodies were found in 95 out of 112 cases active at 10°C. but in 86 of these the whole blood compatability test described in this paper was negative or very weakly positive. It is safe to transfuse blood incompatible with a cold antibody if the whole blood test is weak or negative.

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