|Blood Bank Improves Speed & Efficiency
The blood bank at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Hospital was determined to overcome lingering inefficiencies and delivery time delays resulting from its physical distance from high-volume departments. The hospital also wanted to decrease waste and improve crossmatch-to-transfusion (C/T) ratios.
OHSU deployed Mediware’s BloodSafe® suite of products with smart integration to HCLL™ Transfusion to extend its blood bank access to the areas of greatest need. The hospital installed a remote storage refrigerator in the Cardiac Surgery unit as well as a smaller refrigerator in its Trauma Surgery area. These refrigerators combined with BloodSafe software and smart integration to the blood bank’s transfusion system now enable the hospital to make blood products available at the point of use while maintaining control inside the blood bank.