With the exception of urticarial-pruritic reactions, each of these complications of blood administration should be considered potentially life threatening. In this setting, what should be done?
1. Stop the transfusion and
2. support oxygenation, ventilation, and circulation.
3. Maintain urine output.
4. Send blood samples to the lab to detect free hemoglobin and for recrossmatch.
If blood is desperately needed during the interim the universal donor, O negative, should be administered.
Send blood for PT, PTT, platelets, and fibrinogen. ,