A blood bank model with perishable blood and demand impatience

S.K. Bar-Lev, O.J. Boxma, B.W.J. Mathijsen, D. Perry

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We consider a stochastic model for a blood bank, in which amounts of blood are offered and demanded according to independent compound Poisson processes. Blood is perishable, i.e., blood can only be kept in storage for a limited amount of time. Furthermore, demand for blood is impatient, i.e., a demand for blood may be cancelled if it cannot besatis¿ed soon enough. For a range of perishability functions and demand impatience functions, we derive the steady-state distributions of the amount of blood Xb kept in storage, and of the amount of demand for blood Xd (at any point in time, at most one of these quantities is positive). Under certain conditions we also obtain the ¿uid and diffusion limits of the blood inventory process, showing in particular that the diffusion limit process is an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process.
Originele taal-2Engels
Plaats van productieEindhoven
UitgeverijEurandom
Aantal pagina's35
StatusGepubliceerd - 2015

Publicatie series

NaamReport Eurandom
Volume2015015
ISSN van geprinte versie1389-2355

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    Bar-Lev, S. K., Boxma, O. J., Mathijsen, B. W. J., & Perry, D. (2015). A blood bank model with perishable blood and demand impatience. (Report Eurandom; Vol. 2015015). Eurandom.