A novel approach to optimal blood platelets logistics

C. Smit Sibinga, N.M. Dijk, van, R. Haijema, J. Wal, van der

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Abstract

The production and inventory management of blood platelets at blood establishments and hospital blood banks is a service problem of general human interest. Shortages or inadequate supplies may pur lives at risk and thus have to be managed and kept to a minimum. However, platelets have a limited shelf life. Consequently outdating: will happen. As the supply is precious the outdating is to be minimized without jeopardizing the clinical supply.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-
JournalVox Sanguinis
Volume91
Issue numberSuppl.3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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