Technology | August 16, 2007

Mediware BloodSafe Extends Blood Safety to the Bedside

Mediware Information Systems has introduced its new BloodSafe system, a 510(k)-cleared, bedside point-of-care, transfusion administration package designed to extend blood-safety controls outside the blood bank. It consists of remote release refrigerators that make units immediately and safely available throughout the hospital and powerful hand-held devices to verify blood units transfused in surgery or at the bedside. The BloodSafe system is available either as a stand-alone solution or as a fully integrated component of the transfusion-management system, HCLL.
BloodSafe reportedly provides intelligent storage, allocation and release capabilities with bedside point-of-care verification. When operated in conjunction with HCLL Transfusion software, centralized and distributed transfusion service environments benefit from true closed-loop blood management.