Outcome Engenuity has developed a procedure called The Final Check, which helps hospitals verify patient identities and samples. According to an article in The State, “When the labels are put on the blood vial at bedside, the person taking the blood checks the last three numbers on the patient’s medical records bracelet against the last three numbers on the vial’s label, saying each number out loud.

“If the numbers don’t match, the sample is destroyed and everyone in the blood labeling and storage process is notified immediately to prevent further complications.”

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Source: The State