Blood Product Unit Division Dialogue Screenshot


If facility allowed producing derivatives of own products, this feature might be quite usable. To support Unit division BCMA following the next simple rules, intended to identify Product Type of any subdivision level neatly:

  • Division allowed only to the Units, collected by given facility and currently available in the storage.
  • The subdivision number has 3 digits, where first left digit reflects subdivision level, and next 2 is a subunit number in that subdivision. So, up to 9 levels of root subdivision possible and each subdivision may include up to 99 subunits.
  • Any subdivision level has own root: 000, 100, 200, 300, .., 900.
  • The only root subdivision dividing allowed.
  • If some root subdivision already has sequential root subdivision(s), its division will not create the next subdivision level. For example, you have subdivisions 000, 100, 101, 102 and 200. If subdivision 100 has enough volume for division, you may get, for example, subdivisions 103, 104, but not 300, etc. To get subdivisions 300, 301, etc., you must divide subdivision 200.
  • A descriptor of Product Type modifying allowed to the root subdivisions, only. Nevertheless, editing of the Product Type of the main subdivision (level 000) denied.

To activate dialog, fill in the Unit Bleed# and press button Enter.

Procedure Example

Suppose that facility needs to make next derivatives from the unit above (abstract example):

  • 20 subunits of subdivision level 0, 20Gm each (the same product by Program “ANTI-D”)
  • 30 subunits of subdivision level 1, 10Gm each (product modified by Program “ANTI-HBs”)


Notice, staff do not have just divide original Unit, but to make ANTI-HBs derivative from it. Therefore, it is Ok to click button “Yes” and create next subdivision level at this stage.


As you see at the figure above, BCMA denies access to the field Number of Subunits and automatically fills it with digit 1. It is looks reasonable, because all subunits of any subdivision level must have equal characteristics. Therefore, we alter product in a separate container to divide it later.

Next, user must enter the value of product to retain in the Unit, intended for division. By definition, we need 20 x 20Gm = 400Gm of original Product, so the number 400 entered in the field Divided Unit Content. At the end, select storing place of the subdivision. Please, pay attention to the content of the list “Stored in“. Because this dialog does not define the characteristics of product to create from new subdivision level root, it consist names, assigned in its Program descriptor.

While processing of subunit of subdivision level 1 to the Product Type ANTI-HBs, we can proceed with division of 400Gm of original product to 20 subunits, as ordered. Select subdivision 0 in the list of SUBDIVISIONS and click button Divide. BCMA opens fields Divided Unit Content and Number of Subunits. After the Number of Subunits entered, BCMA displays the list of subunits and automatically fills out each with equal value (20Gm in our case). Notice subunits 003 and 005 in the next figure, which reflects possibility of value manual editing if staff cannot make some subunit as prescribed.

Blood Center software - Unit Division support

Click button Save when job done and BCMA will show button Print, as you see at the left figure. Now you may print label for each subunit. Please, pay attention to the list of SUBDIVISIONS at the top, where subdivision of level 0 absent. It is because BCMA does not show empty subdivisions.


By task definition, staff must make 30 subunits of subdivision level 1, after its content transformed to the Product Type of ANTI-HBs. Suppose it successfully done and descriptor of subdivision container under Bleed# TD7778/100 already edited by staff. Next figure displays result of its division. Please, pay attention – comparing to TD7778/000 it is different product, but has the same label. Therefore, instead of TD7778/101, we may print its label as TD7778/101HB, to reflect product transformation. However, this way we can confuse staff. Better to avoid creation subdivision levels over 0 (100, 200, etc.) and apply final product label right at the main root Unit.


NOTE: Unit subdivision and labeling is routine and responsible process. To help staff avoid mistakes and concentrate, BCMA allows printing of labels of currently divided level, only. Use dialog Product Report if labels of other subdivisions needed.