By establishing a blood management program (BMP), a hospital can reduce costs, use resources more efficiently and improve patient outcomes. Successful BMPs require carefully developed protocols and dissemination of multidisciplinary education to all healthcare professionals who handle blood.
"Those of us who work in regional blood centers or hospital transfusion services need to be stewards of blood. We have to establish and monitor blood usage criteria and auditing trails to prove that blood is not being wasted, and alternatively being used for established evidence-based indications, where available."
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