The Red Cross can provide exceptional PACS services at your surgery center, reducing your need for additional staff, training and equipment.
PACS is most commonly used during orthopedic, vascular, cardiac, neurologic, gynecologic, urologic, transplant and trauma surgeries and offers the following clinical benefits:
- PACS reduces the patient’s risk of disease transmission or a transfusion reaction, such as alloimmunization to red blood cell, platelet and leukocyte antigens.
- PACS conserves healthcare systems’ allogeneic donor blood inventories, helping to ensure adequate supplies for circumstances when an allogeneic transfusion is necessary.
In addition to the clinical benefits, Red Cross PACS services can offer your institution many operational benefits:
- A Red Cross technician works independently, reducing the need for additional hospital personnel in the operating room.
- The Red Cross provides the PACS equipment, reducing your need for capital expenditures.
- The Red Cross employs strict training and competency protocols, and many staff have extensive experience performing PACS procedures.
- Your institution may reduce expenses associated with allogeneic transfusion support by reducing the amount of blood purchased and required compatibility testing.
The American Red Cross utilizes PACS policies and procedures designed in conformance with the guidelines and standards of the AABB, The Joint Commission and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and applicable state requirements.