A new way to track blood across the QE:

A new blood storage tracking system was implemented at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday 25 January.

The Haemonetics BloodTrack System is designed to improve efficiency and safety of storing and releasing blood components.

As part of the project new fridges and /or new kiosks have been installed across the site:

  • Blood Bank Issue Room
  • Theatres
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Centre for Clinical Haematology
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

The system is simple and easy to use, provides a full audit trail and a more robust way of monitoring the cold chain of blood components.

This has also allowed the use of Emergency O RhD positive alongside O RhD negative red cells in some areas.

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