Blood Unit processing


Note: compare with software 'Blood Center Manager' 

This dialog intended to support staff with information about actions to apply to the Unit just collected. Enter Bleed# of the Unit to get its description, as shown at the figure above.

NOTE: to avoid possible mistakes while Bleed# input, good practice to use a bar-code reader at this Station

As you can see, most fields protected from editing at this step. Operator enters Drawn Unit Final Weight, its Final Content after Samples collected (or other prescribed manipulation performed). In addition, user must select Storing Place from the list of prescribed for this type of product. BCMA automatically enters the current time when Unit processed, but operator may change it if necessary. The software will take into account its value to calculate Expiration Date of the Unit, if hours also specified in the Program description for this purpose. Otherwise, the time at the date of expiration defined as 23:59. BCMA will calculate and show its value after button Save pressed.

Notice the difference between amounts of Final Weight to be Drawn (845 Gm) and Drawn in fact (500 Gm). BCMA requires confirmation, if mentioned difference is out of range by Admissible Departure of Product Collection Norm, defined in the dialog Main Properties - Common. If employee reconfirms data, BCMA asks to fill in an Incident Report.

At the figure above, we see that BCMA displays the only information, intended to the particular Unit. Please, compare with the next figure, presenting artificial example of Unit, which has another purpose:

Blood Center software - Unit Primary Processing

Press button “Print Unit label” to print additional label(s). The next message appears:


With the aim to place as most of information onto the label(s), this dialog uses 2D scan-code chosen in the predefined list. Unit label example represented further in the Product Reports part. At the same time, user may print labels for Samples. Usually, Blood Establishment serviced by one Lab. However, in general it may be more than one Lab assigned for different type of sample materials and tests to provide.

Samples and Labs

The next figure shows artificial example of Unit, for which user have to print labels for Samples.

In the list of Samples to prepare, we see the next materials:

  • Serum for Research Diagnostics
  • Source Plasma for Alpha Reference Lab
  • Source Plasma for Alphastat Lab
  • Source Plasma for Research Diagnostics
  • Urine for Research Diagnostics


BCMA automatically generating a list of Samples according to the settings of Donor’s Program:


Therefore, BCMA automatically prints out the next 5 labels for Samples, to request 7 tests in the 3 Labs:


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Tests to do:


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As you can see, Units/Samples processor supported with human readable part on the each label, which gives information about Bleed# and name of Testing Lab, where sample has to send. On the other hand, Testing Lab supported with encoded part of information about Bleed# and names of tests to perform.