How does HemoCue® point-of-care testing improve the donation process?
Point-of-care testing in the blood center makes the donation process run smoother for both staff and donors. Using the HemoCue® Hemoglobin systems, you are able to screen potential donors with an accuracy that you normally cannot achieve outside the laboratory. In other words, you may save valuable time and resources for the blood center, while minimizing the frequency of false rejections, by determining the donors’ hemoglobin levels in a simple and reliable way.
Efficient and reliable screening of potential donors
The hemoglobin level is the most used parameter to screen blood donors for anemia. Reliable point-of-care testing makes the donation process more efficient and cost-effective, letting you identify eligible donors both quickly and accurately. HemoCue® Hemoglobin systems deliver fast and laboratory accurate hemoglobin results. The analyzers are small and portable which makes them ideal for use in mobile blood collection units.
Considerate towards the donors’ health
Blood donors are often volunteers. In those cases, donating blood is an act of generosity and kindness that cannot be taken for granted. It is of course important to make the process as smooth and safe as possible. Being slightly tired and faint after donating is normal, even with normal hemoglobin levels. By using a point-of-care hemoglobin testing method with laboratory accuracy, you can help make sure that only individuals with sufficient hemoglobin levels are eligible as donors.
Contact HemoCue to find out more about point-of-care testing for blood centers.