Evolution in a centralized transfusion service.

  title={Evolution in a centralized transfusion service.},
  author={James P AuBuchon and Sandra Linauts and Mimi Vaughan and Jeffrey A Wagner and Meghan Delaney and Theresa N Nester},
  volume={51 12 Pt 2},
The metropolitan Seattle area has utilized a centralized transfusion service model throughout the modern era of blood banking. This approach has used four laboratories to serve over 20 hospitals and clinics, providing greater capabilities for all at a lower consumption of resources than if each depended on its own laboratory and staff for these functions. In addition, this centralized model has facilitated wider use of the medical capabilities of the blood center's physicians, and a county-wide… CONTINUE READING