TO: Theater of Operations.
Transfusion: The injection of blood or a blood component into the blood stream.
Transfusion Reaction: An adverse response to a transfusion.
Type and Screen: Testing a patient's blood for ABO group, Rh type, and atypical
antibodies. The sample is then retained in the event the subsequent crossmatching is
Urticaria: A vascular reaction of the skin similar to hives.
USJMTF: U.S. Joint Message Text Format.
Vaccine: A suspension of infectious organisms or components of them that is given as
a form of passive immunization to establish resistance to the infectious disease caused
by that organism.
Validation: Establishing documented evidence that provides a high degree of
assurance that a specific process consistently produces a product that meets its
predetermined specifications and quality attributes.
Voice Template: Alternative format used for standard reports.
WAIHA: Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia.
Wharton's Jelly: A gelatinous intercellular substance consisting of primitive connective
tissue of the umbilical cord.
WBC: White Blood Cell.
Xeno-: Prefix indicating differing species.
Zeta Potential: The difference in charge density between the inner and outer layers of
the ionic cloud that surrounds red cells in an electrolyte solution.