Accession Number : ADA209558


Title :   A Study to Develop a Methodology Determining the Feasibility of Establishing a Blood Collection Program in an Army Healthcare Facility


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, Jul 1984-Jul 1985


Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION


Personal Author(s) : Heidenheim, Rene A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a209558.pdf


Report Date : May 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 108


Abstract : The research effort will develop a methodology to assess the feasibility of establishing an in-house blood donor collection program in a Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) at an Army Continental United States (CONUS) installation. The purpose of this research is to provide a tool which could provide a systematic method for evaluating the risks and benefits of current and potential blood resource programs. The objectives of this study are to: Describe the current blood management program of the Army; Determine the mobilization requirements imposed on a MEDDAC with the addition of a blood collection mission; Identify the legal aspects of a blood collection program; Determine the cost effectiveness of a blood donor collection mission to a MEDDAC and to the installation; Determine the amount of space required to draw blood; Determine the training benefits of an in-house blood collection program; Determine the feasibility of entering into a resource-sharing agreement with local Veterans Administration facility; Identify blood acquisition alternatives available to the typical MEDDAC; Identify the accrediting agencies and standards which a blood bank is required to satisfy in order to continue operating and determine if such accreditation is possible for MEDDAC; Evaluate the validity of the data collected by a test of the methodology at a CONUS installation.


Descriptors :   *BLOOD BANKS , *FEASIBILITY STUDIES , ACQUISITION , MANAGEMENT , COST EFFECTIVENESS , VALIDATION , TRAINING , MOBILIZATION , HEALTH , FACILITIES , TEST METHODS , THESES , MEDICINE , INSTALLATION , MISSIONS , RESOURCES , ARMY , BENEFITS , COLLECTION , BLOOD , BLOOD DONORS , REQUIREMENTS , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE