Korean J Blood Transfus.  2019 Aug;30(2):174-177. 10.17945/kjbt.2019.30.2.174.

Experiences of Blood Bank Performance in Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Transfusion Service, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, Seoul, Korea. pilsun.nam14@gmail.com

Abstract

Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) is one of the US military General Hospitals in Korea that have blood services. The author of this paper is a civilian employee who has been working in the blood bank for 37 years. Through this experience, a difference between BAACH and the Korean Medical Center has been observed. First, BAACH performs a blood culture for the sterility test upon the receipt of platelets from the Korean Red Cross, and measures the pH at the end of allowable storage. Second, some military facilities use the Frozen Blood Program as the storage/thawing system of Deglycerolized Red Blood Cells (DRBC) and the use of DRBC. Third, most military facilities have a continuous training education program for those working in the blood bank provided by the Armed Service Blood Program.

Keyword

Hospital; Blood bank; U.S. army

MeSH Terms

Arm
Blood Banks*
Education
Erythrocytes
Hospitals, Community*
Hospitals, General
Humans
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infertility
Korea
Military Facilities
Military Personnel
Red Cross
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