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User Info Uh, That's Not A Conspiracy Theory; entered at 2021-11-02 10:46:51
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Registered: 2009-03-18 FloriDuh
Anyone remember the heparin recall 10 or 15 years ago? (GOD, I'm old)

I am the one that got the call from manufacturer...early evening at work.
Sure as shit, yep.
We still had bad lot numbers in our inventory.
Heparin shortage ensued.

We were all witnessing random reactions at different facilities.

Not everyone receives heparin and some that did, no reaction.
Couldn't narrow it down.
Water cultures out the wazoo, etc.

It took them a bit of time, but the recall occurred.

We had no deaths, one gal I believe would have, but I refused to return her blood after she had a reaction to heparin bolus.
My boss didn't argue with me, but was surprised at my call. I was unmoveable.

Did not know it was heparin.
Coulda been dialyzer reaction, water issue...nothing made sense until the recall.


2021-11-02 10:46:51