How IoT Helps Blood Banks Reduce Waste and Save Lives

Posted by Carmi Brandis on Sep 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM
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Hospitals and healthcare providers operate under constant shortages of blood for transfusions. According to America’s Blood Centers, one in seven people who enter a hospital require a blood transfusion, and less than 10% of those eligible to donate blood do so annually. Red blood cells have a maximum shelf life of 42 days, blood platelets last only five days, and donated units must be kept refrigerated under specific conditions at all times to avoid premature expiration.

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