Blood Bank Protocols for Large-Scale Civilian Casualty Events Experience from Terrorist Bombing in Israel
Dann, E.J., Bonstein, L., Arbov, L., et al. (2007). Blood Bank Protocols for Large-Scale Civilian Casualty Events: Experience from Terrorist Bombing in Israel. (Abstract only.) Transfusion Medicine. 17(2):135-139.
The authors reviewed nine terror attacks to develop recommendations for minimizing patient misidentification and excessive blood requests. They suggested the use of select wristbands, a barcode-based system, or radiofrequency identification tags to increase mass casualty incident patient identification reliability.