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Table 2 Reasons for blood wastage in GPHC

From: A study on blood product usage and wastage at the public hospital, Guyana

Reasons for blood wastage 2012 2013 2014
Broken bag 6 (1.2) 26 (1.4) 30 (1.7)
Broken seal 3 (0.6) 7 (0.4) 99 (5.5)
Broken cold chain 2 (0.4) 3 (0.2) 63 (3.5)
Clotted blood 1 (0.2) 17 (0.9) 12 (0.7)
Component with red cells 2 (0.4) 2 (0.1) 3 (0.2)
Expired unit 471 (96.6) 1826 (96.5) 1568 (87.7)
Return after 30 min 2 (0.4) 11 (0.6) 13 (0.7)
n (%)