True of false: crossmatching typically involves donor plasma and recipient red blood cells.
Crossmatching involves donor red blood cells and recipient plasma. Remember, we are interested in excluding antibodies in the recipient that might react against donor erythrocytes, causing a transfusion reaction. That being said, there is procedure called a minor crossmatch that does indeed examine the interaction between the recipient’s red cells and donor plasma.
True of false: crossmatching is the final phase of compatibility testing in red cell transfusion.
Compatibility testing in transfusion medicine includes ABO and Rh D typing of the patient and antibody screening.
Which of the following statements is/are true: