Machine readable labels in the blood transfusion service

Proceedings of a Symposium held on June 13th, 1979

Editors: Jenkins, J. (Ed.)

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Dr W J Jenkins In 1977 when the Sheffield Transfusion Centre took delivery of the first GROUPAMATIC blood grouping machine in the UK it was equipped with a sample identification system involving complicated and expensive disposable punched cards. In fact, the cards were so expensive that Dr Wagstaff was unable to find the revenue to support the system. A year later, when Brentwood took delivery of a GROUPAMATIC, we were faced with the same problem, but by chance we heard that KONTRON was developing a laser scanning system for bar code labels and we were able to have our machine modified. Subsequently the Sheffield machine was altered to take the bar code scanner. At about the same time the Bristol Centre was helping TECHNICON with the development of the AUTO GROUPER C-16, and fortunately they decided on a laser reader of the same type for bar code identification. Thus there were three centres with the capability for reading bar codes on blood grouping machines and it became necessary to find someone to produce the bar code labels. There was only on~ printer in the UK who could produce labels to the required specification. To cut the costs of printing, and in the hope of avoiding a wide variation in codes, I invited representatives of centres interested in the problem to a meeting, where we set up what we called the Group of Six. This later became an official Working Party of the Regional Transfusion Directors.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Machine readable labels in the blood transfusion service
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a Symposium held on June 13th, 1979
Editors
  • J. Jenkins
Copyright
1980
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
MTP Press Limited
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-8046-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-8046-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85200-344-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
99
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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