I was wondering if other hospitals are implementing a policy for collecting blood for type and screen. I have not seen this policy in writing yet but I found out yesterday about have to collect blood twice for a type and screen. This is what I was explained yesterday. (I work in pre and post op so I have to do type and screens alot. However, the rest of the hospitals have phlebotomists to get the floors labs). There has to be two type and screens collected by two different ppl at two different sites. The hospital gods are saying this is a new blood bank guideline that hospitals are implementing. Most of us are thinking someone really messed up in lab. Anyways, I'd like to know is there real?