Chapter 21. Step by Step to an Organized Blood Management Program

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP Chief2,3

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch21

Basics of Blood Management

Basics of Blood Management

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2007) Step by Step to an Organized Blood Management Program, in Basics of Blood Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch21

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, HELIOS Klinik Blankenhain, Wirthstr. 5, 99444 Blankenhain, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

  3. 3

    Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151313

Online ISBN: 9780470692233



  • blood management;
  • health-care;
  • hospital administration;
  • transfusion;
  • hospital


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Objectives of This Chapter

  • Definitions

  • Why Take the Trouble to Organize a Blood Management Program?

  • Who Can Take the Initiative to Start an Organized Blood Management Program?

  • Step 1: Information and Education of the Initiator

  • Step 2: Your Business Plan

  • Step 3: Get Help: Your Champions

  • Step 4: Get More Support-Convince the Hospital Administration

  • Step 5: Structure is Essential: Directors, Coordinators, Committees

  • Step 6: Policies and Procedures

  • Step 7: Education-Preparation for Life

  • Step 8: Marketing

  • Step 9: Running the Program

  • Step 10: Evaluation and Safety

  • Suggestions for Further Research

  • Homework

  • References