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blood bag; computer screen

System targets blood-type mix-ups

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / February 24, 2005

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A patient in Virginia switched beds to be near the window, then died after the hospital gave her a blood transfusion with her roommate's blood type. A Florida woman died after receiving the wrong blood because a technician mislabeled her blood sample. In St. Louis, a man underwent successful heart surgery only to die in recovery after staff mistook him ... (Full article: 1223 words)

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