Blood Bank Inventory Control
As noted earlier, many of the models reviewed in this monograph were motivated by the problem of optimally storing and issuing whole blood. However, actual blood banking applications have features too complex to include in the mathematical models. In this chapter, we briefly review the significant papers in the management science literature aimed specifically at blood banking that incorporate these features.
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