A Study to Develop a Methodology Determining the Feasibility of Establishing a Blood Collection Program in an Army Healthcare Facility
Master's thesis, Jul 1984-Jul 1985
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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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.
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