PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Errors related to blood transfusion in hospitals may produce catastrophic consequences. This review addresses potential solutions to prevent patient misidentification including the use of new technology, such as barcoding. RECENT FINDINGS: A small number of studies using new technology for the transfusion process in hospitals have shown promising results in preventing errors. The studies demonstrated improved transfusion safety and staff preference for new technology such a...Expand abstract
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Barcode identification for transfusion safety.
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