Use a second RCI request form to support verbal requests for additional crossmatches

26 May 2022

Please email or fax this form to the RCI laboratory, after making a verbal request to add an additional crossmatched unit/s onto the original referral. This is in addition to the telephone contact.

This practice is already in place at three of our laboratories and we are now extending it to others as an additional safety measure, to ensure we meet the correct requirements and to avoid any potential incidents due to communication or transcription errors. 

We hope you support this change as an important patient safety improvement.

Tracey Tomlinson - Head of Laboratory, RCI Filton