Smart blood bag management system in a hospital environment

Soo Jung Kim, Sun K. Yoo, Hyun Ok Kim, Ha Suk Bae, Jung Jin Park, Kuk Jin Seo, Byung Chul Chang

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In order to provide suitable blood transfusion samples to patients, the blood bag should be kept at a uniformly maintained temperature to prevent deterioration during transportation. Therefore, this paper presents a blood monitoring and management system for use in hospitals. This system may continuously report the temperature of the blood bank refrigerator, track the location of a blood bag to increase staff operation efficiency, and can confirm that the assigned blood bag was transported to the intended patient in need of transfusion. We developed and demonstrated the clinical usability of the combined blood temperature management and tracking system using a ubiquitous sensor network and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Wireless Communications - IFIP TC6 11th International Conference, PWC 2006, Proceedings
EditorsPedro Cuenca, Luiz Orozco-Barbosa
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540451749, 9783540451747
StatePublished - 2006
EventIFIP TC6 11th International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, PWC 2006 - Albacete, Spain
Duration: 20 Sep 200622 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4217 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceIFIP TC6 11th International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, PWC 2006


  • Blood
  • Location tracking system
  • RFID
  • Sensor network


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