The research provided valuable information for Canadian Blood Services to successfully consolidate its centres in the Maritime region. Completed in 2013, the consolidation provided economic benefits to Canadian Blood Services operations without impacting its stakeholders. Post-consolidation data indicate no adverse impact on hospitals’ inventory management. For example, the average age of red blood cell units available at the hospitals remained the same, while the age of platelets actually decreased.
This project was led by Dr. John Blake
Research Unit: How does consolidation of blood production and distribution services impact hospitals?