Blood Bank Inventory Control

  • Steven Nahmias
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 160)


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.


Inventory Level Negative Binomial Distribution Blood Banking Inventory Control Blood Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OMIS DepartmentSanta Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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