Improving platelet supply chains through collaborations between blood centers and transfusion services.

@article{Fontaine2009ImprovingPS,
  title={Improving platelet supply chains through collaborations between blood centers and transfusion services.},
  author={Magali J Fontaine and Yenho T. Chung and William M. Rogers and Harry D Sussmann and Peter Quach and Susan A. Galel and Lawrence Tim Goodnough and Feryal Erhun},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={2040-7}
}
BACKGROUND Blood centers and hospital transfusion services are challenged with maintaining an adequate platelet (PLT) inventory to minimize the number of outdated units without risking a major shortage. A novel approach to inventory management was established at our institution through a collaboration between the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) Transfusion Service, the Stanford Blood Center (SBC), and the Department of Management Science and Engineering. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS An… CONTINUE READING
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