Document Type



Pathology and Microbiology; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Objective: To assess the compliance of healthcare personnel with regard to sending completely filled transfusion requisition forms.
Methods: The audit was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised requisition slips received at the hospital blood bank from September 2014 to February 2015. The British Committee for Standards in Haematology guidelines was used as the standard. Percentage of each variable on the proforma was analsyed. Rating Results: The audit and the re-audit both comprised 1000 transfusion requisition forms each. In the audit, The sum of total scores of all the transfusion requisition forms was 4911, indicating a compliance rate of 46.9%, while the corresponding numbers in the re-audit were 10000 and 100%.
Conclusions: The implementation of online blood transfusion requisition system had a positive impact on compliance rate.

Publication (Name of Journal)

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association