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Case Studies

DataNet and DaqLink Solutions - Monitoring Temperature of Stored Blood Deposits


A  blood bank is a cache or bank of blood or blood components, gathered as a result of blood donation or collection, stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusion. Blood banks in Norway are integrated to hospitals and owned by regional health trusts. This explains the high amount of some 50 blood centers. 75% of blood is collected by 14 blood banks. Plasma is provided by the 14 larger blood banks and fractionated by a commercial company .
 
Application:  Blood Deposit Storage
 
Organization :  Hospital Trust

About the Customer: 
  
  • Monitor real-time temperature parameters inside refrigerators
  • Transparent processes with data reports to regulatory bodies
  • Meet budget and resource restrictions with uniform handling
 

Solution Implementation:

DataNet : Temperature is monitored with multiple DNL910 temperature loggers, one DNR900 Receiver and the 50116, an external PT100 temperature sensor, set up to monitor the laboratory's refrigerators. 
Data is transmitted to the PC, from which reports are submitted
 
Rather than compensate for the distance between locations by connecting multiple repeaters to the DataNet system the customer chose to use the DaqLink system which was connected via LAN receiver with LAN USB connection. 
 
DaqLink : Temperature is monitored with the DBSA710 and the 50116 external PT-100 temperature sensor (-200 to 400 C˚) monitoring system inside the laboratory refrigerators where blood samples are stored.  Alarm notifications are sent automatically if thresholds are crossed while DaqLab software reporting facilities compile reports to regulatory bodies.
 
 
Measurable Results:
 
Uniform handling - a range of products, complete with a strong and flexible system are used simultaneously, from one supplier providing efficiency and lowering costs across the board.
 
Recurring report delivery - data is transferred into report format in both Excel and PDF and delivered at regular intervals to a selected distribution list.
 
Minimizing error - four alarm levels, SMS and email alerts, together with emergency night procedures all protect the banked blood's quality and integrity . 

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