Both massive transfusion protocol (MTP) and Emergency Release are orders for the blood bank to release blood immediately.
- A type/screen or type/cross is not needed to release blood products.
- A type/cross specimen should be sent ASAP so that type specific products can be dispensed.
|Massive transfusion protocol (MTP)||
|Call the blood bank to let them know MTP has been activated.||Call the blood bank to let them know you need emergency released uncrossmatched blood products.|
|Products to be released areFIXED.||You will get two O neg units of RBCs immediately.|
|You CANNOT customize order or change it.||Products can be CUSTOMIZED, so you need to specify which products you want and how much.|
|Red cells, FFP, platelets or cryo are typically released in a 1:1:1 ratio, every 30 minutes.|
|Call the blood bank to de-activate MTP so that products are not wasted.|
– Tamela M. Snyder, M.D., Blood Bank Consulting Pathologist at PAH