Smart Blood Bag Management System in a Hospital Environment

  • Soo-Jung Kim
  • Sun K. Yoo
  • Hyun-Ok Kim
  • Ha-Suk Bae
  • Jung-Jin Park
  • Kuk-Jin Seo
  • Byung-Chul Chang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4217)


In order to provide suitable blood transfusion samples to patients, the blood bag should be kept at a uniformly maintained temperature to prevent deterioration during transportation. Therefore, this paper presents a blood monitoring and management system for use in hospitals. This system may continuously report the temperature of the blood bank refrigerator, track the location of a blood bag to increase staff operation efficiency, and can confirm that the assigned blood bag was transported to the intended patient in need of transfusion. We developed and demonstrated the clinical usability of the combined blood temperature management and tracking system using a ubiquitous sensor network and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.


RFID Sensor network Location tracking system Blood 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soo-Jung Kim
    • 1
    • 3
  • Sun K. Yoo
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hyun-Ok Kim
    • 4
  • Ha-Suk Bae
    • 5
  • Jung-Jin Park
    • 6
    • 7
  • Kuk-Jin Seo
    • 1
    • 9
  • Byung-Chul Chang
    • 8
  1. 1.Graduate School of Biomedical EngineeringYonsei Univ.SeoulKorea
  2. 2.Dept. of Medical EngineeringYonsei Univ. College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Center for Emergency Medical InformaticsSeoulKorea
  4. 4.Dept. of Laboratory MedicineYonsei Univ. College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  5. 5.Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineEwha Womans Univ. College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  6. 6.Graduate School of InformationYonsei Univ.SeoulKorea
  7. 7.Center for Signal Processing ResearchYonsei Univ.Korea
  8. 8.Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular SurgeryYonsei Univ. College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  9. 9.Human Identification Research CenterYonsei Univ.SeoulKorea

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