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The Demand for Blood and the Challenge to Manage It A Conundrum

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From the 2018 ASCLS Annual Meeting (August 2, 2018)
Presented by Ed Peterson, Jr. MBA, MT(ASCP)
As blood bankers you are dealing with shortages, wastage, or getting the blood where it is needed in a timely manner. All have an impact to the availability of blood. This session looks at how a community hospital has approached these concerns to improve the management of the blood supply.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Identify methods to reduce wastage of blood products.
  2. Discuss different approaches to the delivery of blood products.
  3. Learn how education of clinicians and nursing can help improve the blood supply.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General (Immunohematology) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.