Blood center adds cutting-edge technology to aid in stem cell processing and treatments
Lenexa, KS, January 4, 2016 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of software for healthcare and human service providers and payers, announced today that its Transtem Lab software is now being used in OneBlood’s cellular processing laboratory.
With Transtem software, the OneBlood team collects, tests and processes adult stem cell products used in the treatment of cancer and other diseases and disorders. “The Transtem software provides an additional layer of safety and enables our team to manage the entire process, from product collection to infusion,” said Dr. Rita Reik, chief medical officer for OneBlood.
In addition to supplying blood products to more than 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Southeast, OneBlood also processes stem cells for blood and marrow transplant programs. OneBlood anticipates that, with the Transtem system, the organization will be able to more efficiently serve transplant centers and drive critical process management for product collection, preparation, storage, infusion and informatics.
“We are honored that our Transtem solution is able to assist OneBlood in its mission to provide life-saving treatments to patients in need,” said Thomas Mann, Mediware president and CEO.
The Transtem application was designed by cellular therapy professionals to provide a comprehensive solution for cord blood banks, BMT centers, cell therapy labs and regenerative medicine programs to collect, process, transfuse and track adult and cord blood stem cells. Transtem’s unique laboratory and clinical capabilities operate as a comprehensive suite that seamlessly integrates donor, product and patient data, providing a 360-degree view of treatments and outcomes. To learn more about the Transtem Lab solution, visit www.mediware.com/cellular-therapy.
Mediware is a leading supplier of software for healthcare and human service providers and payers. For more than 30 years, we have been equipping the nation’s blood banks and pharmacies with the most comprehensive solutions on the market. We have also expanded our offerings and now provide technology for acute, non-acute and community-based services. Designed to integrate with the broader health information infrastructure, Mediware software supports efficient, person-centered care and provides timely access to critical data for informed decision making. Our portfolio of solutions includes human services, blood management, home care, medication management, rehabilitation, and respiratory therapy, all developed by our 600+ subject matter experts who understand business and care processes. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit www.mediware.com.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospitals and their patients throughout most of Florida and parts of southern Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. OneBlood distributes nearly one million blood products annually, operates more than 80 donor centers and deploys more than 200 of its signature Big Red Buses for blood drives. OneBlood also operates multiple laboratories, manufacturing and distribution sites. The safety of the blood supply is OneBlood’s top priority. Every unit of blood undergoes more than a dozen tests at Creative Testing Solutions (CTS), the organization’s state-of-the-art testing facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, to ensure that it is safe for transfusion.