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    Blood inventory management in hospitals: considering supply and demand uncertainty and blood transshipment possibility

    , Article Operations Research for Health Care ; Volume 15 , 2017 , Pages 43-56 ; 22116923 (ISSN) Najafi, M ; Ahmadi, A ; Zolfagharinia, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Despite significant advancements in medicine, human blood is still a scarce resource. Only humans produce it, and there is currently no other product or alternative chemical process that can be used to generate blood. For this reason, blood is a vital commodity in healthcare systems. Since blood is also a perishable product, its inventory management is difficult. The challenge is in holding enough stock to ensure a high level of supply while keeping losses from expiration at a minimum. This research will investigate blood inventory management in a hospital, and develop a mathematical model to manage blood ordering and issuing. This study will account for the fact that blood demand and supply... 

    An Inventory Model for Hospital Blood bank with the Objective of Minimizing Wastage and Shortage

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Eskandari, Hanieh (Author) ; Modarres Yazdi, Mohammad (Supervisor)
    In this research, among the levels of the blood supply chain, hospital is chosen for study because of its importance. A model of inventory management of hospital blood bank is presented. In this case, we consider some assumptions which are more realistic. These assumptions include two types of emergency and ordinary demands, young blood demand, and finally, a cross-match process. In the existing articles, although blood groups considered in mathematical models, the priority of allocation of blood groups is not considered in these articles. In this study, three mathematical models are developed with deterministic parameters. In the first model, the assumption of ordinary and emergency demand,...