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J Integr Bioinform. 2012 Jul 24;9(3):204. doi: 10.2390/biecoll-jib-2012-204.

A rational framework for production decision making in blood establishments.

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Instituto Português do Sangue, Centro Regional de Sangue do Porto, Rua de Bolama, 133, 4200-139 Porto, Portugal.


SAD_BaSe is a blood bank data analysis software, created to assist in the management of blood donations and the blood production chain in blood establishments. In particular, the system keeps track of several collection and production indicators, enables the definition of collection and production strategies, and the measurement of quality indicators required by the Quality Management System regulating the general operation of blood establishments. This paper describes the general scenario of blood establishments and its main requirements in terms of data management and analysis. It presents the architecture of SAD_BaSe and identifies its main contributions. Specifically, it brings forward the generation of customized reports driven by decision making needs and the use of data mining techniques in the analysis of donor suspensions and donation discards.

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