Blood Management and Bedside Transfusion Solutions

Enhance patient safety,
maintain traceability, and reduce costs

BloodTrack® is a modular blood management and bedside transfusion solution that combines software with hardware components to act as an extension of your blood bank transfusion management system.

Through integrated modules, BloodTrack solutions provide the control, visibility, and traceability needed to safely and properly store, dispense, and transfuse blood products at the point-of-care and verify that the right blood is transfused to the right patient at the bedside.

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Our BloodTrack suite of modular software solutions extends your Transfusion Management System (using SafeTrace Tx® or other system) to the point-of-care.

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Controls all BloodTrack modules and typically resides in the blood bank.

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A safe, reliable transfusion management system that helps improve patient safety and traceability. Learn more

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Software that controls, verifies, and monitors emergency and crossmatched blood products in clinical areas.
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Software that quickly allocates the right blood product to the right patient where and when it's needed.
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Software that provides nurses and clinicians with a real-time view of blood inventory.
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A transfusion verification solution that electronically verifies the right blood is transfused to the right patient at the bedside.

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Software that controls, tracks, and monitors access to emergency blood products Learn more

All modules are controlled by BloodTrack Manager® which typically resides in the Blood Bank. The integrated modules within the BloodTrack suite of solutions help to ensure that each link in the blood supply chain is optimized to provide better patient care, eliminate waste, and reduce costs.

The Value of BloodTrack Software Solutions

Increase patient safety

  • Verify the right blood is transfused to the right patient
  • Safely improve access to live-saving blood products

Decrease staff workload, delivery time, blood waste, and inventory levels

  • Enable your blood products to be issued at the point-of-care
  • Ensure proper storage conditions and handling
  • Eliminate the need for coolers or unsecured refrigerators

Improve clinical and blood bank staff efficiency

  • Provide your clinical staff with visibility to inventory and transfusion status

Help ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines

  • Maintain control, visibility, and complete traceability of blood products
  • Electronically record access (staff, unit, patient) and transport time
  • Maintain chain-of-custody accountability

BloodTrack Solutions Overview

BloodTrack HaemoBank Overview

BloodTrack is a modular suite of blood management and bedside transfusion solutions that combines software with hardware components to provide the blood bank with the control, visibility, and traceability it needs to safely and properly store and dispense blood products — including plasma derivatives, in clinical areas — and help you verify that the right blood is transfused to the right patient at the bedside.

The BloodTrack suite of modular software solutions acts as an extension of your blood bank information system (BBIS) to physically secure and electronically verify and monitor your hospital’s blood supply chain to ensure the right blood product is transfused to the right patient, at the right time, in the right condition.

With integrated modules, BloodTrack Solutions are able to control, track, and monitor blood products, including plasma derivatives, by securing new or existing storage locations (e.g., refrigerators, room temperature cabinets, or freezers) with software-controlled electromagnetic locks connected to a BloodTrack kiosk or through an integrated BloodTrack OnDemand™ device. 

BloodTrack Solutions electronically documents user access, blood product movements, and out-of-storage times, helping you achieve compliance with your regulations, guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) — in effect extending the walls of your blood bank to the point-of-care. This provides you with the visibility needed to make informed, real-time decisions to help ensure timely patient care, patient safety, and regulatory compliance. 

Plus, institutions that have implemented BloodTrack modules in strategic locations have seen an increase in patient safety, a decrease in blood inventory, a reduction in blood waste, and a significant improvement in efficiency.

BloodTrack Suite

BloodTrack’s suite of modular solutions extends your Transfusion Management System (using SafeTrace Tx® or other system) to the point-of-care. All modules are controlled by BloodTrack Manager™.

The integrated modules within the BloodTrack suite of solutions helps to ensure that each link in the blood supply chain is optimized to reduce costs, eliminate waste, and provide better patient care. These modules fall under the following three categories: Blood Inventory Management, Just-in-Time Blood Product Allocation, and Bedside Transfusion Verification.

All of the modules are connected to a centralized control and management system called BloodTrack Manager™. BloodTrack Manager is located in the blood bank and provides a centralized view of actionable, real-time hospital-wide blood product inventory, patient transfusion activity data, and real-time alerts allowing the blood bank to monitor and track blood products and access to BloodTrack-controlled storage locations and to help ensure compliance and patient safety.

  • BloodTrack® Emerge (Blood Inventory Management) 
    Controls, tracks, and monitors emergency blood products (O-Neg and/or O-Pos RBCs, plasma, and platelets) access in the emergency department, trauma area, or outpatient surgical center by securing new or existing storage locations (e.g., refrigerators, room temperature cabinets, or freezers) with software-controlled electromagnetic locks, which provides your authorized caregivers with fast access to emergency blood where and when they are needed.
  • BloodTrack Courier® (Blood Inventory Management) 
    Controls, verifies, and monitors emergency and crossmatched blood products (RBCs, plasma, platelets, plasma derivatives) in clinical areas such as Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care Units, and Oncology by securing new or existing storage locations (e.g., refrigerators, room temperature cabinets, or freezers) with software-controlled electromagnetic locks.
  • BloodTrack OnDemand™ (Just-in-Time Blood Product Allocation)
    Automated blood inventory and point-of-care blood product allocation solution that quickly allocates the right blood product to the right patient where and when it’s needed, eliminating the need to crossmatch and label blood products in advance and reducing blood bank and clinical staff workload. Operates with the following BloodTrack OnDemand devices to help you allocate and dispense products “just-in-time” at the point-of-care: BloodTrack® HaemoBank™, BloodTrack HemoSafe, and the BloodTrack HemoNine. They are sometimes referred to as a “blood vending machine,” “blood bank vending machine,” “automated blood dispensing machine,” or “smart blood dispensing refrigerator.”
  • BloodTrack® Enquiry (Clinical Transfusion Workflow) 
    Provides nurses and clinicians with a real-time view of blood inventory by enabling them to check crossmatch sample validity, view and query the location of blood units, determine the patient’s transfusion status, and monitor the status of transfusions from any workstation. This helps to improve clinical efficiency and reduce unnecessary calls to the blood bank.
  • BloodTrack Tx™ (Bedside Transfusion Verification) 
    An FDA 510(k)-cleared bedside transfusion verification solution that electronically verifies the right blood is transfused to the right patient at the bedside and records transfusions, patient vitals, reactions, and staff IDs for Hemovigilance compliance.
    • AutoPPI® (Admission) 
      Prints barcoded wristbands (linear and 2D) for positive patient identification, enabling BloodTrack Tx deployments without the need for wireless networks.

The BloodTrack suite of modular software solutions provides you with visibility, traceability, and proactive monitoring of blood inventory stored outside of the blood bank, and also helps to ensure positive patient identification at the bedside for transfusion. From a caregiver perspective, BloodTrack Solutions can help improve your access to routine and emergency blood products and plasma-derived products by storing and dispensing them at the point-of-care. It can also eliminate or reduce the hassle of manually completing paperwork required by your blood bank since transactions and movements (staff, unit, patient, time), including transfusion documentation, are recorded electronically.

Institutions that have deployed BloodTrack Solutions have gained efficiencies, lowered costs, reduced crossmatch to transfusion (C/T) ratios, and experienced an overall improvement in patient care by reducing the time to transfusion. 

By implementing BloodTrack Solutions you can help your organization: 

  • Improve patient safety by verifying “right blood product, right patient” at the bedside
  • Provide more efficient patient care
  • Safely and properly store and dispense blood products at the point-of-care
  • Eliminate the use of coolers
  • Reduce time to transfuse by decreasing transport time
  • Decrease blood waste
  • Eliminate manual paper-based processes
  • Maintain complete traceability and chain-of-custody accountability
We have a team of business design analysts and professional project managers to help your organization determine the best combination of BloodTrack Solutions to fit your needs. In some instances, we recommend an “onsite” baseline assessment to help us learn as much as possible about your current operations to ensure that we recommend the right solution, configure it properly for your needs, and establish the baseline against which we will show progress once BloodTrack Solutions are implemented.

When a patient needs a transfusion, authorized personnel go to the BloodTrack kiosk or BloodTrack OnDemand device and identify themselves, as well as the patient. Depending upon the nature of the need, either an emergency release is activated, or known patient request is made at the kiosk, using a pick-up slip or manually entering the patient's medical record number (MRN). The blood product dispensing and labeling process proceeds according to the configuration of the BloodTrack software, the type of interface with the transfusion management system, and the patient’s requirements.

A complete audit trail of all events related to a blood product or plasma-derived product is recorded — from the time the authorized user accesses this kiosk, to the verification of the right blood, right patient at the bedside.

Each time that a blood or plasma-derived product is handled, the BloodTrack software verifies the following: 

  • The person accessing the BloodTrack kiosk or BloodTrack OnDemand device is authorized to do so 
  • The patient is known and has a history on file (except for emergency release) 
  • The crossmatch has not passed its specimen expiration date 
  • The special needs of the patient are those managed by the BloodTrack software 
  • The blood product has not passed its expiry date 
  • The blood product is the oldest available for the specified patient 
  • The blood product has not been outside of refrigeration longer than appropriate

No. Only trained and authorized users are able to access BloodTrack kiosks and BloodTrack OnDemand devices. Users must present credentials (e.g., badge, pin number, or other site-defined identification process) at the BloodTrack kiosk or BloodTrack OnDemand device, which verifies that the person accessing it is authorized to do so.

The HaemoBank, HemoSafe, and HemoNine BloodTrack OnDemand devices (sometimes referred to as ‘’smart refrigerators’’ or ‘’blood vending machines’’) secure, track, monitor, and remotely allocate unassigned, crossmatched, and emergency blood products as well as plasma-derived products just-in-time, at the point-of-care.

  • The BloodTrack HaemoBank is a just-in-time blood allocation solution developed through a strategic partnership with Helmer Scientific, the leading Blood Bank Cold Storage Manufacturer. This device has 80 individual secure access compartments with visual indicators and includes an attached access console consisting of a kiosk with scanner, printer, rotating shelf, and a locked consumable cabinet. 
  • The BloodTrack HemoSafe and HemoNine were made through an agreement with Angelantoni Industrie SpA. These devices differ in the manner in which each blood unit is physically secured. The HemoSafe uses individual compartments to secure blood products, while the HemoNine is a 9-drawer locking storage device — one drawer for each of the ABO RH blood groups and one for crossmatched units — which is controlled by a BloodTrack kiosk. 

The process of remotely allocating and dispensing blood products “just-in-time” using the BloodTrack OnDemand solutions (HaemoBank, HemoSafe and HemoNine) is identical.

BloodTrack Courier and BloodTrack Emerge can be deployed to control a wide variety of storage locations including refrigerators, room temperature cabinets, freezers, and incubators/agitators. The Haemonetics Business Optimization team can assess your specific storage location to ensure it can be secured with software-controlled electromagnetic locks connected to a BloodTrack kiosk.
No. BloodTrack Emerge can be deployed without an interface to a transfusion management or blood bank information system (BBIS). The BloodTrack Manager software — which connects to the BloodTrack Emerge kiosk — secures, monitors, and electronically records emergency blood product access, movements, and out-of-storage times. This provides your authorized caregivers with fast access to O Pos and O Neg RBCs, plasma and platelet products where and when they are needed. A barcoded report of dispensed units can then be printed from BloodTrack Manager at the end of the day and scanned into your BBIS to reconcile the inventory.
No. BloodTrack Tx can be deployed in non-wireless environments by leveraging 2D barcodes on the patient’s wristband and blood unit compatibility label. Information on the mobile device can be uploaded to a central server via a cradle docking station.

The following terms are used in the industry for the same revolutionary method of safely and quickly providing blood products to patients:

  • BloodTrack OnDemand is the solution provided by Haemonetics that performs remote allocation using the HaemoBank, HemoSafe, or HemoNine devices, which are sometime referred to as automated blood product dispensing refrigerators or blood vending machines.
  • Remote allocation is also referred to as automating of the electronic crossmatch (EXM), which is the process of allocating, dispensing, and labeling blood products, just-in-time, at the point-of-care.
  • Remote assignment is the process of assigning units to patients in the BBIS so that they can be dispensed and labeled at the point-of-care. This is the method used for unidirectional or print capture interface – from the BBIS to a BloodTrack kiosk or device.
  • Just-in-time dispensing is the outcome of implementing BloodTrack OnDemand devices.
  • ERBI is the European term for remote allocation.

Haemonetics, Haemonetics The Blood Management Company, BloodTrack, BloodTrack Courier, BloodTrack OnDemand, HaemoBank, BloodTrack Tx, BloodTrack Manager, AutoPPI, SafeTrace Tx and IMPACT are trademarks or registered trademarks of Haemonetics Corporation in the USA, other countries, or both. The HemoSafe design is a trademark of Angelantoni Industrie SpA. Helmer is a trademark of Helmer Inc.

Use Information

BloodTrack is an electronic information management system intended for use in healthcare and collection facilities by trained healthcare professionals to help prevent latent errors by monitoring the reception, handling, transportation and transfusion of blood, blood products and plasma derivatives (Units).

BloodTrack can enhance transfusion safety by providing for positive patient identification at the bedside and can advise the caregiver whether a transfusion would be compliant with healthcare or collection facility standard operating procedures (SOPs).

BloodTrack can also reduce the risk of a healthcare professional retrieving the wrong Unit for a patient and facilitate Remote Allocation, a process where Units are allocated to, and labelled for, a patient at a BloodTrack managed storage location.

BloodTrack maintains an audit trail of each movement of, and event associated with, the Unit, from activation in the BloodTrack system through to final disposition, in real-time, which can be remotely stored, displayed, monitored and printed.

Please refer to the manual for indications for use, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential adverse events.