Transfusion Medicine Service
A Surgical Blood Ordering System (SBOS) is available at DHMC. A
list of surgeries requiring Type and Screen has been created and reviewed by the Chair of each
surgical department. The list is available in SDP/SDA.
All samples received from SDA/SDP patients that will be undergoing a surgery requiring a tested
sample will be tested regardless of the surgical date. Testing these samples
early is designed to prevent delays in obtaining blood from suppliers and may prevent delay or
cancellation of the surgery.