Winter weather has caused hundreds of lost donations over the weekend. Please give as soon as able. All types are needed, especially universal donors. For those eligible to donate, please find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or by calling (800) 747-5401.
What is Blood Management?
Blood Management is a process that is designed to promote the optimal use of blood products. The end-result of optimal use is a safer, appropriate transfusion every time in every patient transfused.
The safety benefits of such rigor are becoming increasingly well documented as more and more experts have become concerned about the known and emerging risks of transfusion. Efficient use of blood products has resource saving benefits for hospitals. If left unchecked, increasing U.S. blood use will outpace donations and impact patients and limited healthcare dollars even more.
The Blood Management Program is a consultative service provided to hospitals served by MVRBC at no cost. The MVRBC Blood Management team is comprised of experienced professionals who will consult with your hospital and recommend an individualized plan for identifying and eliminating unnecessary blood use. Educational support is provided to enhance program outcomes.Click here to read our Blood Management Handout.