Integrating Transfusion Management Systems in Multi-System Hospitals


According to the American Red Cross, nearly 21 million blood components are transfused every year in the U.S., making transfusions one of the most commonly performed procedures in a hospital.1 Such procedures may be commonplace, yet each transfusion necessitates multiple steps and consistent communication and documentation between the blood bank and the hospital floor.2 The process can be complicated under the best of circumstances, potentially leading to inadvertent errors that, too often, put patients’ safety at risk. Having the support of a transfusion management system can help, but unless it’s purposefully designed to handle the needs and complexities of the rapidly changing healthcare environment, its use can be challenging in multi-system hospitals with networks of facilities that span urban and suburban areas as well as states.

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