Published in Blood Weekly, December 6th, 2001
This information should provide hospitals with a guide for monitoring their actual blood costs and identifying ways to save costs. These findings were presented October 16, 2001, by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University at the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) annual meeting. Major contributing factors to the cost of blood include blood screenings, transportation, processing, testing, type matching, adverse reactions, and overhead.
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