Blood Inventory Management System: Reducing Wastage and Shortage

  • Breno Barros Telles do CarmoEmail author
  • Daniel Faustino Lacerda de Souza
  • Paulo Gabriel Gadelha Queiroz
  • Amim Alleff de Souza
  • Itágores Leandro Bezerra de Lira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


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.


DOAR Blood banks Shortage Wastage Inventory control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Breno Barros Telles do Carmo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Faustino Lacerda de Souza
    • 1
  • Paulo Gabriel Gadelha Queiroz
    • 1
  • Amim Alleff de Souza
    • 1
  • Itágores Leandro Bezerra de Lira
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-ÁridoMossoróBrazil

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