Blood Inventory Management System: Reducing Wastage and Shortage
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Blood banks face inventory management problems associated to demand uncertainty and high inventory levels. An efficient blood inventory management is related to the use of simple, transparent and easy-to-understand procedures by blood banks’ employees. However, the literature about good practices in blood bank inventory management is scarce, reinforcing new developments need on this subject to ensure a good availability of blood products and reducing wastage. This research presents a blood inventory management system implemented in software, DOAR, able to meet demand while minimizing blood bags wastage. DOAR is simple, user-friendly and able to optimize blood inventory and donations. The purpose of the software is to provide a link between the demand by blood components and collected blood bags.
KeywordsDOAR Blood banks Shortage Wastage Inventory control
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