Atlanta-area hospitals join blood transfusion network
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 17, 2008
A nationwide network to collect data on blood transfusion and recipient outcomes will include four metro Atlanta hospitals at its launch. Proponents of the network say that analysis of the data will help ensure patient and donor safety, as well as lower healthcare costs. A deeper data pool would also help the network find trends and recommend treatments to reduce disease and mortality rates for patients and donors, they added.