With blood components stored and available within the hospital, the wait time for patients in critical need of transfusion can often be reduced from several hours to mere minutes, especially for communities more distant from Seattle. The system significantly reduces the risk of human error in the hospital ordering process, the identification of cross-matched units on-site, and the delivery of the most suitable blood components to the right patient.
"With the Remote Allocation, we are fundamentally changing the way we deliver blood to our hospital partners for transfusion, giving them immediate access to blood components needed for patient care, as well as storing units for emergency use" said Dr. James P...Facilities range in size from 10,000 to over 200,000 units drawn annually...Inc. please visit http://www.bbcsinc.com.
About Puget Sound Blood Center
Puget Sound Blood Center is an independent, community-based nonprofit organization with a tradition of blending volunteerism, medical science and research to advance transfusion medicine and improve patient care. A recognized leader in transfusion medicine, the Blood Center serves patients in more than 70 hospitals and clinics in 14 Western Washington counties. Patients with leukemia, cancer, burns, hemophilia and traumatic injuries depend on Blood Center research. For more information, visit psbc.org.
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