O D negative K positive and K negative red cells; when is it safe to transfuse?

We need to ensure that O D negative K negative red cells are available for those patients that need this phenotype. You can help us maintain supply of this vulnerable group by ensuring that you transfuse O D negative K positive red cells to those patients that can safely receive K positive.

Please see our training resource we have produced to assist you in selecting appropriate units for your patients.

Tracey Scholes, Customer Service Development Manager