Wednesday, August 15, 2007

RFID for Malaysian Blood Bank

Realising the benefits of using tracking ability of RFID, 3 medical institutions in Malaysia, namely Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Penang Adventist Hospital and National Blood Bank are testing the application of RFID systems for blood banks.

Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Intel MSC Sdn Bhd jointly developed the solution, callled BloodBank Manager.

This solution will helps to ensure the transparency and accountability through the logging, labelling and tracking of the blood products using the RFID technology. It also enable efficient handling of identification, cross-matching, inventory and logistics of blood bags.

The system also able to reduce the waiting time, errors or blood-type mismatches.

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