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Compatibility Bench – Selecting Appropriate Blood Products

Contributed on July 12, 2023, last updated September 29, 2023.



Rachel McKellar, BSc MLS, NAIT

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As the MLT working the bench, help your coworker prioritize and complete blood product requests that come in throughout your shift.

Learning Objectives:

Primary Learning Outcome: By the end of this simulation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Receive a request for a blood product and select the appropriate/compatible product type to prepare for issue.
  2. Assess compatibility testing for patients with diverse transfusion requirements.
  3. Select the appropriate product for issue.
  4. Prioritize product requests appropriately.
  5. Communicate clinical information effectively to various healthcare provider.
  6. Monitor and manage blood product inventory effectively.

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.




McKellar R. Compatibility Bench – Selecting Appropriate Blood Products. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2023. Available from

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Target Learners




Medical Laboratory Science


Undergraduate / post-secondary

Fields / Disciplines:

Medical Labratory

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