Dear all

I have received the following email to me directly and I can forward it on to the Inspectors for comment, but I did wonder if anyone out there might be able to supply an answer or for it to spark a discussion.

"Currently, we perform manual group and antibody screen controls every morning (on Ortho cards). As we now have two blood grouping analysers in use, the possibility of both analysers going down is slim. We would only perform a manual blood group in an emergency.

Would you recommend continuing to set up manual controls daily, or only when you perform a manual group?"

Any thoughts?