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Haemonetics: Medical Center of Plano Picks BloodTrack

Haemonetics Corporation HAE, a global provider of healthcare technology and products, recently announced the installation of its BloodTrack Emerge software at The Medical Center of Plano. The software has been deployed for blood management at the time of emergency.

Several healthcare organizations in the U.S. use the BloodTrack solution for blood transfusion to trauma patients. The Medical Center of Plano will deploy BloodTrack within its Emergency Department (ED) to provide authorized caregivers with "just-in-time blood management" in the trauma room.

We note that BloodTrack is a modular blood management and bedside transfusion technology that combines software with hardware components to act as an extension of a patient’s blood bank transfusion management system. BloodTrack provides the necessary control, visibility and traceability to safely store and properly dispense blood products in clinical areas. The tracker also ensures that the right group of blood is transfused to the required patient at the bedside.

According to the Medical Center of Plano, immediate access to blood products can make a life-saving difference. The physicians think that Haemonetics’ product is the most advanced option available to treat trauma patients. Notably, physicians treating 30-40 trauma cases per month can begin the resuscitation process for critically injured patients. They can obtain blood products directly from the BloodTrack Emerge system in the trauma room.

As per a BCC Research report, the global market for blood products is currently worth $23.5 billion and is expected to reach $28.8 billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 4.1%.

In the recently concluded quarterly report, Haemonetics reported growth acceleration in BloodTrack and SafeTrace Tx products under its Hospital business segment. This marks the company’s progress in targeting hospitals with better blood supply chain, enhanced patient safety, advanced quality of medical care and lower costs.

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