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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Blood Type Tests
I am having surgery that might require blood transfusion. Does the blood type testing procedure require a lot of time so that I need to have the blood drawn ahead of time? If so how much time? Or can it be done just before I go into surgery?
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Brian L Bowyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University