Reducing Specimen Rejections by Combining Bedside Scanning and Barcode Blood Bands
15 May 2012
The University of Virginia (UVA) blood bank transfuses 45,000 blood components a year, including 22,000 RBC units. Since the UVA moved to using Barcode Blood Bands for Pre-Printed Labels, the blood bank staff has seen a dramatic reduction in specimen rejections. This case study describes how the change was implemented.